Lincoln City have signed former Arsenal and Swansea City goalkeeper Josh Vickers on a two-year deal, according to Lincoln City’s official website.
The 21-year-old has signed on a two-year deal after being released from Premier League Swansea City. He spent the whole of last season on loan at fellow League Two side Barnet. Vickers made 23 appearances for the Bees last term
He started his career at Arsenal after coming through the youth academy. During his time at Arsenal, he joined Canvey Island on loan during the 2013/14 season. The following season he played under the current Lincoln City manager, Danny Cowley, at Concord Rangers while on loan from Arsenal. Vickers played for Concord in the Conference South. The 21-year-old had a great season helping Concord Rangers to a 7th place finish.
In an interview with manager Danny Cowley, he said,
“Josh is someone we know really well and is a fantastic young goalkeeper,” he then added, “We had him at Concord Rangers on loan from Arsenal when he was just 18 years of age and he had an incredible season for us.”
He then praised the young goalkeeper, even more, when he said,
“For such a young goalkeeper he’s got maturity and emotional intelligence and on the pitch,” Cowley also said that that leaves him with the two keepers, Josh Vickers and Paul Farman who will both “now fight it out for the number one spot” at Lincoln City.
The Essex-born young keeper won’t officially be a Lincoln player until his contract expires in two days.