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Lincoln replace William with McElwee

Last night, Lincoln parted ways with manager William, and replaced him with former manager Mick McElwee.

Photo © Lincoln / Neil Wilson

William, who was only appointed as manager back in May, managed the Imps for two games officially, beating Union Titus Petange 2-0 after a 3-0 walkover vs Prishtina, followed by a 5-0 loss to Rangers. His departure, and the subsequent return of McElwee, means that since parting ways with Julio Ribas in April 2018, Lincoln have now had seven different permanent managers.

McElwee needs no introduction to followers of local football, being a former player and manager of the club over the years, and remaining a popular figure at Lincoln throughout. His most recent spell at the club was as a short caretaker spell, but this time out he’s been appointed as permanent Head Coach for the 2020/21 season, where Lincoln are set to open up against College 1975 on Monday 19th October.

With a squad composed largely of Gibraltarians at his disposal, McElwee’s challenge will be to return Lincoln to the top of the pile in local football – his past work with Lincoln is likely to afford him a bit more time and patience should it be needed, with Lincoln desperately in need of stability in the Head Coach role.

In a statement on the Lincoln site, Club President Dylan Viagas said: “We are more convinced that ever that Mick is more than capable to achieve great results and continue making history with Lincoln.”

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Lincoln sign Gibraltar international Scott Wiseman

Lincoln Red Imps have this afternoon announced the signing of Salford City and Gibraltar defender Scott Wiseman on a two-year deal.

Photo (C) Rough and Ready

Wiseman, who has played his whole career in England, joins Lincoln on a two-year deal after leaving Salford on a free transfer after the termination of the English League Two season.

The 34-year-old, who can play at right-back or centre-back, has 10 caps for Gibraltar, but hasn’t featured since a 6-0 defeat to Belgium back in 2016 – however, Wiseman, talking to the official Lincoln website, said: “Earlier this year I would have been playing for the national side again”, presumably referring to the cancelled March international friendlies against Malta and Liechtenstein. His return would give another option, and one with vast experience, to Julio Ribas side ahead of the upcoming Nations League.

Wiseman, on Lincoln’s official site, continued by saying: “I’m absolutely delighted to finally get things signed. After having countless conversations with the club about coming over, it was an easy decision for myself and my family to make.” With nearly 500 appearances in English football, from the National League to the Championship, the defender will add a lot of experience to the Lincoln team for the upcoming season.

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Lions Gibraltar v Lincoln Red Imps preview

Today’s early kick-off sees Lions Gibraltar FC take on Lincoln Red Imps with both teams searching for their first win of the season.

Lions Gibraltar come into this game on the back of a 1-1 draw with St Joseph’s, Lions played well and will be hoping they can produce another great performance today as they hope to overcome the odds and produce a shock win today. Lions are without Jaydan Catania & Jose Luis Romero through injury, Raul Segura is a doubt after receiving a knock in a reserve game but Juanlu is able to welcome back Rafa Bado to the squad after the midfielder has returned from injury.

Lincoln Red Imps come into this game as favourites and will be hoping to get their first three points of the season after their 1-1 draw against Europa on Monday. Lincoln did struggle for major parts of the game but as the game went on but will be happy to walk away with a point. Red Imps are without Anthony Bardon through injury but Procopio is able to welcome back Kyle Casciaro the winger was missing through injury.

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