Lincoln City have completed the signing of Rotherham United midfielder Lee Frecklington for an undisclosed fee.

Frecklington pens a two-and-a-half year contract at Sincil Bank.

The attacking minded midfielder came through the ranks at Lincoln City under former Imp’s manager Keith Alexander.

Frecklington would spend loan spells at Lincoln United and Stamford before becoming an integral part of the Lincoln City side that reached a number of play-off finals.

He made 141 appearances for the Imps between 2003 and 2009 before sealing a move to Peterborough United. Frecklington spent four years at London Road before leaving to Sky Bet League Two side Rotherham United.

Under current Mansfield Town manager, Steve Evans the Millers would go on to win consecutive promotions to the Championship.

Frecklington would go on to become an established Championship player and whilst doing so was named captain of Rotherham.

Despite their relegation to Sky Bet League One last term, Frecklington impressed during the first half of the season, netting a hat-trick against Walsall back in September.

His former manager Paul Warne was full of praise for his star midfielder, admitting that it will be difficult to replace his captain:

“Frecks has been brilliant. Ever since I’ve been here second time around, most of the good moments we have had, he has been part of. He will go down in folklore here.

“He moves on now and goes to his home town club which is a good move for him with two young children. Everyone here wishes him all the best.

“The situation arose, and the money was offered. We weren’t phoning clubs asking them to take him, but it was something that he and Lincoln really wanted to do, so it made sense in the end for all parties.

“Football goes on. It is our task now to sign the next Lee Frecklington who will be here for three, four, five years in our midfield. He has had a big part to play in this club’s success and he goes with our best wishes.”

Frecklington is in line to make his return to Sincil Bank in front of a sold out crowd as the Imps face Notts County in a crucial fixture that will alter the promotion picture in Sky Bet League Two.


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