Speaking to the Sports Echo, Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley has confirmed that at least one new signing will be revealed this week. The Vanarama National League winning boss says that fans can ‘expect some movement’ after he and brother Nicky have carried out their due diligence on potential recruits.
The Imps are back in Sky Bet League Two following a six-year absence, but under the guidance of the Cowley brothers, they returned with a bang by sealing the non-league top tier league title last season. Season tickets sales have been very encouraging and now the playing side is set to be boosted as well. It is a very exciting time to be connected with Lincoln City.
The 38-year-old former Braintree Town manager has been up and down the country, along with Nicky, speaking to possible new signings ahead of their debut campaign managing in the EFL. He believes he is very close to adding to his title-winning group, and that a new face can be expected in the coming days,
“Certain things are moving forward. We’re at the stage now that a lot of background work on players has been done so we’re now out and about meeting players.
“For us, it’s important that we have face-to-face connection. It’s a very important part of the process.
“They’ll be some movement this week. We’ll have the scarf out at some point this week, no doubt.”
Like last season, Cowley has elected to be patient in his approach to add new signings, something he has often done throughout his managerial career. Rushing into new signings in May is risky given how agents and players will demand much higher wages. Now things are ‘calming down’, he feels as though the market is returning back to normality,
“Whether it’s players or agents, I don’t know, but the market is slowly starting to be a bit more realistic, which is what we expected.
“And there’s no doubt it will get more realistic as we get into pre-season.”