Lincolnshire Live understands that there is interest from Sky Bet League One for Lincoln City midfielder Alex Woodyard. The 25-year-old does have a release clause in his contract, but at this stage, that has not been met by any interest party.

It is believed that the Imps have received ‘enquiries’ for the player, something which won’t necessarily shock manager Danny Cowley, given how highly he regards the player. Luton Town tried to sign Woodyard back in January, and after winning promotion, it could be that they are now decided to rekindle that interest once more.

Woodyard, who played a key role in helping Lincoln win promotion back into League Two and then reach the play-offs at the first time of asking, decided against a move to Luton a few months ago, insisting that the management team of Danny and Nicky Cowley ‘know how to get the best’ out of him.

The Cowley brothers have managed Woodyard at two previous clubs; Concord Rangers and Braintree Town, before luring him to Lincoln a few seasons ago. He has developed a big reputation in the game in the lower leagues, and now that he has proved himself in the EFL, his stock continues to rise. He will therefore be presented with another big decision this summer, if indeed a club from League One, or indeed above, meets the release clause in his contract. The fact that Woodyard and the Cowley’s have history together however may hold Lincoln in good stead in relation to seeing the player remain at Sincil Bank. Time will tell on that front.


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