Where are they now?

By Nathan Jackson
March 2 2007

A newly updated version of "Where Are They Now" which features players that have played for the club in recent past, and where they are plying their trade now. There is a great mix, there are some in every level of the football league, a fair few in the none league and even a few who quit football.


PLAYER - A BrownAaron Brown - Joined Wrexham after a successful trial just after leaving City. Now playing for Darlington.

Aaron Lescott - The former Imps loanee still plys his trade at Halesowen Town after a lengthy spell with Walsall. Has also played for Bristol Rovers.

Adam Smith - The former loanee returned to the Imps in 2012 after playing for Mansfield Town after a spell with Gainsborough and York City. Has had a loan spell at Aldershot whilst at Mansfield.

Adie Mike - The much travelled striker left Sincil Bank in 2003 and has retired following a tour of the non-League.

Adie Moses - Retired from football and is now a journalist after having had spells with Mansfield and Gainsborough after leaving the Imps.

Adrian Littlejohn - Left City after just a handful of appearances in 2004/5 and joined Rushden and Diamonds. He left then and did a mini-tour of the non-league before ending up at Retford United. He retired in 2008.

Adrian Patulea - The striker returned to Romania in 2011 to play for FC Farul Constanţa after being released by Hereford United. He had joined them from Leyton Orient, having joined them in 2009 from the Imps. He had a spell on loan at Hayes and Yeading whilst at Orient.

Alan Marriott - Joined Rushden after leaving City but it was just six months before he moved to Mansfield Town.

Anthony Elding - Played for Ferencvaros in Hungary and Kettering after rejecting the chance to rejoin the Imps. Now at Grimsby, whom who joined from Rochdale. Whilst at Rochdale he was sent out on loan to Stockport. He has also played for Preston North End.

Anthony Pulis - The former loanee is at Orlando City. He had joined Aldershot following his release from Southampton. He has also had loan spells at Stockport and Barnet.

Ashley Grimes - Grimes joined Rochdale after being released by Millwall. He currently plays for Bury.

Ayden Duffy - Playing for Stavely MW.Futcher He has also played for Corby and Gainsborough.

Ben Futcher (right) - The tall defender was one of the first to leave the club in the summer of 2005 and joined Boston United, however, his time there wasn't exactly pleasent and left for Grimsby, just 7 months after leaving the Imps. 8 months later and Futcher was on the move again as he moved to Peterborough United. He didn't even last a season there, leaving them for Bury in 2007, joining up with Keith Alexander for a 3rd time. He has been at Gigg Lane ever since, although he did have loan spells at Oxford and Mansfield.

He almost moved back to Sincil Bank in the 2010/11 season when Steve Tilson tried to loan him from Bury, however, the move never materialised due to wage issues.

Ben Sedgemore - Sedge was unlucky not to be given a contract with City at the end of the 2003/4 season and he played with Canvey Island until the 2006/7 season, when he moved to Cambridge United, he didn't stay there long though and joined Rushden and Diamonds in December 2006. He didn't stay there for long either, now plying his trade for Boston United after brief spells with Havant and Waterlooville, Kings Lynn and Chelmsford Town. He is currently the assistant-manager at Stamford Town.

Ben Smith - Smith was released from his contract at Doncaster Rovers in 2010. He had also enjoyed a loan spell at Morecambe during the 2009/10 season. He now plays for Shrewsbury Town.

Chris Day - The former loanee now plays for Stevenage after spells with Watford, QPR and several other clubs.Chris Herd, Lincoln City

Chris Herd (left) - Chris Herd remains at Aston Villa following his loan spell at Sincil Bank. He signed a three and a half year deal at Villa Park in January 2011.

Ciaran Toner - After being sacked by the club, he played for Cambridge for a while before joining Grimsby Town. He spent three seasons at Blundell Park before being released. He went to Rochdale and helped them win promotion before being released in 2010. He joined up with former Imp Simon Weaver at Harrogate Town after that. He played for Guiseley but is currently unattached.

Clark Keltie - At Darlington after a spell at  Icelandic side Þór Akureyri.

Colin Cryan - Joined Boston from the Imps but left them in the summer of 2007, joining Droylsden.

Craig Rocastle - After City loaned him from Chelsea, he went on to play for several other league clubs and Forest Green. Now at Sporting Kansas City in America.

Craig Westcarr - The former City loanee was released by Forest after finishing with the Imps. He went on to play for Cambridge and Kettering Town before joining Notts County in 2009 and then Chesterfield in 2011. Now at Walsall.

Danny Bacon - He has returned to Lincolnshire to play for Worksop Town. Now at Rainworth Minors Welfare.

Danny Lloyd - Plays for AFC Fylde after spells with Colwyn Bay and Tamworth.

Danny Webb - Having had spells at Cambridge and Yeovil after leaving Sincil Bank, the former Hull player went to Salisbury City before a 2010 move to Bath City.

Dany N'Guessan - At Leicester City after joining them from City in 2009, he has also developed a habit of scoring against Welsh clubs. He has also had loan spells at Scunthorpe, Southampton and Millwall since leaving City.

David Stephens - Signed for Hiberian from Norwich after rejecting the chance to join Lincoln permanently following his loan spell. Now at Barnet.

Davide Somma, Lincoln City

Davide Somma (right) - The former loanee had a good career at Leeds before a hampering injury forced his release.

Dean Keates - The midfielder joined Walsall after leaving the Imps. Walsall won League 2 in this first full year back there and he showed his ambition by rejecting a new contract with them and signing for Peterborough United. After helping the Posh to successive promotions, Keates linked up with Wycombe Wanderers in January 2010. He was released a few months later and signed for Wrexham.

Dean West - One of the MANY former Imps who went to Corby Town. He has played for Boston and been player/manager for Kings Lynn since leaving City.

Delroy Facey - Delroy signed a one year contract with Hereford after being released by the Imps in 2011.

Dene Cropper - Rejected the chance to rejoin the Imps in 2005 and instead stayed at Worksop, has travelled the non-league since.

Eric Lichaj - Now at Notingham Forest after a spell with Aston Villa. He had a loan spell at Leyton Orient after leaving City.

Frank Sinclair - Sinclair signed for Wrexham after leaving Lincoln. Now manager at Colwyn Bay.

ainsworthGareth Ainsworth - After leaving Sincil Bank in 1997, Gaz has played for Port Vale, the then Premiership Wimbledon, Preston, Walsall, Cardiff and QPR. He spent several years at QPR and became player-coach and even managed the sides on a caretaker basis on several occasions. He joined Wycombe Wanderers in 2009/10 and is now their manager.

Gareth McAuley - Left Sincil Bank in 2006 and moved to Leicester. He spent two years at the Walkers Arena, leaving just after they had gotten relegated on the final day of the 2007/8 season. He joined Ipswich Town before joining Premier West Bromwich Albion in 2011.

Gary Birch - Signed for AFC Telford less than 24 hours after being released by City in January 2007. He lasted little over a year though and joined Chasetown in 2008.

Gary King - Joined Accrington Stanley after being released by City. He was released by Stanley in 2010. 

Gary Taylor-Fletcher - After being surprisingly released at the end of the 2005 summer, he signed for Huddersfield Town. He played for them for 2 years, taking part in the Playoffs again before scoring the Football League's 500,000th goal on August 8th 2006. He currently plays for Blackpool.

Gavin Gordon - Left the Imps to join Cardiff in 2000 and has since played for Oxford and Notts County. He left County and went to Crawley Town. Played for Horsham YMCA before moving to Redhill. Now at Sleaford.

Grant Brown - The club's record appearance holder left the club in 2002 and went to play for Telford and then Alfreton. He currently manages Lincoln City's youth side.

Greg Pearson - Joined Rushden a year after his loan spell at Sincil Bank and has since helped Burton to the Blue Square Premier title in 2009. He joined Blyth Spartans in 2011.

Hamza Bencharif - The former loanee joined Macclesfield Town after leaving the Imps. He spent two injury plagued seasons there before joining Notts County in 2011.

Ian Baraclough - Left the Imps in 1994 and has since had spells at Mansfield, QPR, Notts County (twice) and he became manager of Scunthorpe United after playing for them for several years, but that ended pretty quickly.

James Dudgeon - Playing for Goole AFC after playing for near enough every single non-League club after his loan spell from Barnsley finished.

Jack Hobbs - Currently playing for Nottingham Forest having signed from Hull. He previously played for Leicester City and Liverpool. He has also had a loan spell at Scunthorpe United.

Jamie McCombe - Player of the Season, Jamie McCombe left Sincil Bank in 2006 for Bristol City. He helped them to promotion in his first season and the Playoffs in his second. He left for Huddersfield Town in 2010.

Janos Kovacs - Janos was released by Hereford following a spell at Luton.

Jason Barnett - Left Sincil Bank in 2002 quit football after playing for Lincoln United for a few years. He now works for the prison service.

Jason Lee - Lee retired from football in 2010 have spent spells at Nottingham Forest, Notts County, Boston and various other clubs after leaving Lincoln. Currently joint manager at Boston United.

Jeff Hughes - Hughes joined Bristol Rovers after spells with Crystal Palace and Peterborough after leaving the Imps. Now at Notts County.

Joe Heath - Signed for Exeter after being released by Nottingham Forest. He has also had a loan spell at Hereford United after leaving City and joined the Bulls permanently later on.

John Finnigan - Left Sincil Bank in 2002 and spent seven years at Cheltenham, was released at the end of the 2008/9 season and joined Kidderminster. He was player/manager for a brief spell after Mark Yates left for CHeltenham.

John Schofield - After leaving City as manager, he has since been a coach at Scunthorpe, Cambridge and Cheltenham. Now at Gillingham.

Justin Walker - The midfielder, who has a habit of playing for struggling teams, left Sincil Bank in 2002 (finishing 22nd), he moved to Exeter who were relegated before moving onto Cambridge, who were also relegated. He played for Ilkeston and then AFC Halifax before eventually becoming Ilkeston FC's youth team manager.KEITHALEXANDER

Keith Alexander (right)- Before Keith Alexander died in March 2010, he was the manager of Macclesfield Town after unsuccessful spells as manager of Peterborough and Director of Football (ironically) at Bury.

Kevin Austin - Kevin was released in 2010 from Chesterfield and has also played for teams such as Bristol Rovers, Swansea and Barnsley since leaving the Imps. 

Kevin Ellison - After his career-reviving loan spell at City, he was released by Stockport County, joining Chester City. Midway through the 2004/5 season he joined Hull City, and then joined his Tranmere Rovers. He rejoined Chester City in the summer of 2007 before leaving for rejoining Stockport in 2008. He currently plays for Morecambe after a spell with Rotherham.

Kevin Gall - Was released by Wrexham in January 2011, has also played for Darlington and York after leaving Lincoln.

Kevin Sandwith - Quit Sincil Bank in the summer of 2005 and move to Macclesfield Town before leaving them after a year to join Chester. Has since played for Weymouth, Oxford and Mansfield.

Lawrie Dudfield - Since joining the Imps he loan, he played for Hull City, Northampton Town, Southend United, Boston United and Notts County. He was controversially released by Corby Town, that despite having two years left on his contact.

Lee Beevers - Beevers signed for Colchester after leaving Lincoln but he spent most of his two years there injured before being released. Now at Mansfield.

Lee Frecklington - Freck still plays for Peterborough after joining them from City in January 2009 on an initial loan that was made permanent. He spent several years at London Road before a loan spell at Rotherham was made permanent.

Lee Thorpe - Thorpe left City in 2002 and went on to play for Leyton Orient, Bristol Rovers, Swansea, Grimsby, Rochdale, Darlington and several others. He also played for Flyde after a spell at Fleetwood.

Leon Mettam - Despite once comically spitting his dummy out and saying that Spalding FC's facilities were better than City's, and that he would one day make City realise they made a mistake, he made it all the way to the heady heights of Corby Town before going to Gainsborough in 2010. Now at Worksop.

Louis Dodds - Joined Port Vale from Leicester after his loan spell had finished and he is still there.

Luke Cornwall - He has retired from football after a brief spell with the MET Police squad. Currently studying to be a taxi-driver.

Luke Foster - Signed for Oxford United just a few weeks after joining Stalybridge Celtic from the Imps. He joined Mansfield Town in the January 2010 transfer window before a move to newly promoted Stevenage in the summer of 2010. Has also played for Rotherham and Preston. Returned to Lincoln on a trial basis in 2013.

Luke Howell -  Howell joined Dagenham after messing Lincoln around with a new contract offer.

Marcus Richardson - Since he was sacked by the Imps, Marcus played for Yeovil but didn't win a championship medal because he didn't play enough games. After leaving them, he spent a while at Chester, Macclesfield, Cambridge and Brackley. 

Mark Bailey - Played for Macclesfield, Stafford and Lyme Regis FC. Retired in 2009.

Mark Camm - Released by Boston United after a long spell with the now defunct Kings Lynn.

MattSaundersMatt Saunders (left) - Playing at Dagenham.

Mark Stallard - Joined Mansfield Town after leaving Sincil Bank. He since moved onto Corby Town but has now retired from professional football.

Martin Gritton - Had spells with Macclesfield, Chesterfield, Chester, Stockport and Yeovil after leaving Lincoln.,

Marvin Robinson - Currently at Brackley. Has had spells with Kettering, Redditch and Nantwich after being released by Oxford United in 2007.

Matt Bloomer - Joined Cambridge United after being released by the Imps at the end of 2005/6. He rejoined Grimsby yet again in the following season before being released. He then joined Boston United and later Harrogate Town..

Michael Blackwood - Left Sincil Bank during the summer of 2005 and signed up for Kidderminster Harriers. He has also played for Mansfield and Tamworth in that time. Now playing for Brackley.

Michael Gordon - Now at Kingstonian.

Michael O'Connor - Returned to Crewe after his loan spell at Sincil Bank, he soon left for Scunthorpe.

Michael Roddy - He may never have played a game for the Imps after being signed by John Schofield, but he did do a non-league circuit after leaving us, at Northwich at the time of writing.

Michael Uwezu - Signed for Northampton just over a year after leaving the Imps.

Nat Brown - Nat left the Imps in 2008 after three years at the club.and immediately signed for Wrexham. Has shockingly joined Macclesfield Town, linking up with Keith Alexander for a second time.

Nathan Baker - Baker is currently playing for Aston Villa.

Nathan Peat - He joined York after being released by Hull, has since played for Ilkeston, Gainsborough Harrogate.

Ollie Ryan - Currently doing a circuit of the non-league, changes clubs every five weeks.

Owain Warlow - Plays for Gainsborough.

Paul Mayo - Joined Notts County after leaving the Imps for a second time. Left County for local rivals Mansfield, leaving for Corby in 2009. He joined Gainsborough in 2010 but rejoined Corby in 2011. Currently a player/coach at Lincoln United.

Paul Morgan - Left City in 2007 and went to Bury. Wasn't a popular figure there was loaned out to Macclesfield Town, a move that was made permanent in 2009.

Paul Pettinger - Paul has done a tour of the non-league since leaving Sincil Bank.

Peter Holmes - Holmes' rather uninspiring loan spell at City ended abruptly. He spent the next few years going around the non-League and currently plays for Ebbsfleet.

Peter Gain - Mr Gain left Sincil Bank in 2005 and no one knew where he had gone, before the Peterborough website posted a picture of him laying on a bed with a half naked Barry Fry (no, seriously). He got released by Peterborough in January 2008 and joined Dagenham and Redbridge.

Phil Watt - Played for Grantham after being one of a plethora of former Lincoln players at Corby.

Robert Olejnik - Signed for Falkirk after being released by Aston Villa. Now plays for Peterborough after a spell at Torquay.

Richard Logan - The former City loanee is currently plying his trade at Exeter City.

Ritchie Hanlon - Signed for Weymouth after being released by the Imps in 2005 but quickly left them to join Cambridge United. He had to retire in early 2007 after failing to recover from serious injury. He then became one of the youngest managers in the country when he took over at St Albans City, however he was sacked and is currently out of football.

Rob Burch - Burch retired after failing to get off of the bench for Notts County.

Rory May - He had a failed trial at Barnet in the summer of 2007.

Ryan Amoo - The midfielder went back into the Leicestershire leagues after leaving the Imps, also had a spell in Solihull Moors before joining Thurnby Nirvana.

Sergio Torres - Torres is playing for Crawley Town.

Shane Nicholson - After leaving City in 1992, Shane spent most of the next 12 years playing in Divison 1 (as it was back then) sides including Derby, West Brom, Stockport and Sheffield Wednesday. His recent adventures have taken him to Tranmere Rovers before joining Chesterfield. After a few years with them, he rejoined City on loan and had a terrible time, then going to Boston and helping them get relegated.

Shayne Bradley - Quit football because of injury

Simon Rayner - Joined Torquay in 2007 before signing for Crawley a year later. He was released from Crawley in 2010 and retired soon overwards due to a back injury.

Simon Weaver - Played for Boston United after leaving Tamworth in the summer of 2008. Has also played for Kidderminster, Scarborough and York since leaving the Imps. After scoring the promotion winning goal for Ilkeston in 2008/9, he became player manager at Harrogate Town.

Simon Yeo - Last played for Harrogate Town after quitting the professional game. Moved to them from Macclesfield, having joined them from Bury during the 2007/8 season. He has also played for Peterborough since leaving the Imps.

Spencer Weir-Daley - Failed to get into the first team at Forest and left for Notts County. He failed to make an impact there and subsequently signed for Boston. Spent a few years there before leaving and eventually signing for Telford. He had a loan spell at Buxton whilst at Telford.

Steven Lennon - Played for Icelandic side Fram Reykjavik after leaving City.

Stuart Bimson - "Bimo" left Sincil Bank in 2003 and has since played for Cambridge and Canvey Island. He went on to manage Bedford Town. He is now the assistant manager at Altrincham.

Terry Fleming - Has played for Cambridge and Grimsby after leaving City before sliding into the non-League and is now with Lincoln United. He became manager of the Whites in 2011 but was sacked in 2013.

Tony Battersby - Battersby has done the travels since leaving Sincil Bank in 2002. He has since played for Boston, Rushden, Stevenage, AFC Wimbledon, Welling United, Stamford and Corby.

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