Ones to Watch - Lincoln City

Last updated : 23 November 2009 By Duke
Robert Burch.
Date of Birth: 08/10/1983.
Height: 6' 2"
Last season's 'Away Player of the Season' Robert's career started at Tottenham Hotspur in 2002, a couple appearances on the bench was the nearest he got to a first team appearance. He was loaned out to both Woking and Stevenage Borough to gain first team experience. In a Reserve League South game in 2006 he sustained a broken leg which put him out of action for some time. After being released from his contract with Spurs he joined Sheffield Wednesday, and played a couple of games for the owls, but was released at the end of the 2007/08 season. Lincoln beat a host of other clubs for his signature, and he has been ever present between the sticks since Peter Jackson signed him.

Paul Musselwhite.
Date of Birth: 22/12/1968
Height:6' 2"
As well as acting as number two, Paul is also goalkeeping coach and with over 700 first class appearances to his name, brings a wealth of experience to the coaching team at Sincil Bank. Former Clubs, Scunthorpe, Port Vale, Portsmouth, Kettering Town, and Hull City.

Janos Kovacs.
Date of Birth: 11/09/1985
Height:6' 4"
Last season's 'Home Player of the Season A former Hungarian U21 international, Janos joined the Imps from Chesterfield July 2008. He had joined Chesterfield from Budapest side MTK Hungária in 2005. He was signed by Peter Jackson's after a Football League tribunal decided a fee of £17,500 with a 20% sell clause. He missed only one game last season through suspension, and has played 13 games this season, scoring one goal.

Adam Watts.
Date of Birth: 04/03/1988
Height:6' 2
Watts was new Imps boss Chris Sutton's first signing at the start of October, initially for a month, which has now been extended. The 21-year-old, who has yet to make a first-team appearance for Fulham, will stay until January 2, although he will not be eligible to play in the FA Cup.

Nathan Baker.
Date of Birth: 23/04/1991
Height: 6'2''
Nathan is on loan from Aston Villa. He was a regular in the Villa reserves who have won the Premier league Reserves title two years on the running , At 6' 3" he is strong in the air and also confident on the ball.

Moses Swaibu.
Date of Birth: 09/ 05/ 1989
Height: 6'2''
Last season's "Young Player of the Season" Moses was signed by Peter Jackson in January 2009, after being released by Crystal Palace. A product of Palaces academy, he was restricted to just one first team call up at Selhurst Park, that being an unused substitute. This season he has made 13 appearances for the Imps.

Daniel Hone.
Date of Birth: 15/09/1989
Height: 6' 4"
Daniel is a former captain of the U18s and a regular in the reserves, having impressed he forced his way into the first team, and signed a professional contract that will run until the summer of 2010. The 2008/09 season ended somewhat abruptly for Danny, however, as a knee ligament injury sustained in a match at Rochdale in January forced him to undergo surgery. Although he returned to the squad towards the end of the season, he was forced to settle for a place on the substitute's bench. He has made 7 appearances this season.

Cian Hughton.
Date of Birth: 25/01/1989
Height: unknown
The son of former Spurs defender Chris Hughton, Cian had a brief trial with Charlton Athletic towards the end of the 2008/09 season. Hughton signed a six-month contract with the Imps prior to the start of the 2009/10 season following a successful trial spell at Sincil Bank. He can play either side of the defence, and has made 14 appearances this season.

Eric Lichaj.
Date of Birth: 17/11/1988
Height: 5' 11"
Chicago born Eric Lichaj is a product of the Aston Villa youth team. Signed initially on a month's loan by Chris Sutton, the left-back was suspended after he was hit with a three-match ban following his red card in the defeat at Morecambe. His ban came to a conclusion at the weekend, so is available to play aganst the Millers.

Anthony Pulis
Date of Birth: 21/07/1984
Height:5' 10"
Signed by Chris Sutton as an emergency one month loan deal from Southampton Anthony began his career as a trainee with Portsmouth whilst his father Tony managed the club. He initially came on a month's loan from Southampton, that loan has been extended to the New Year. Former Clubs. Bristol Rovers (loan), Grimsby Town (loan), Portsmouth, Plymouth (loan), Stoke City, Torquay United (loan)

Khano Smith.
Date of Birth: 10/01/1982
Height:6' 3"
Smith is a regular Bermuda International. He has appeared in 7 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches for Bermuda, scoring 3 goals. Smith enjoys celebrity status in his homeland, and following the retirement of former Rotherham favourite Shaun Goater. He was released in July 30, 2009 by the New York Red Bulls. A box-to-box player with lots of skill, he has made three appearances this season.

Michael Gordon.
Date of Birth: 11/10/1984
Height:5' 6"
Gordon's football career began as an apprentice at Arsenal. He signed for Wimbledon in 2002 and made a total of 19 league appearances. Gordon later played non-league football for a number of clubs including, Havant & Waterlooville, Aldershot Town, Crawley Town, Sutton United, AFC Wimbledon,Harrow Borough, Hemel Hempstead Town and Northwood. He has made two appearances, including the 0-0 draw with Grimsby Town on Saturday.

Shane Clarke.
Date of Birth: 07/11/1987
Height: 6' 0"
Clarke is a product of the Club's Centre of Excellence. , signing his first professional contract in the summer of 2006. He signed a new contract in the summer of 2007; his Football League debut arrived in a 2-0 win at Rochdale on January 5th 2008. Clarke is now a regular in the first 11, a steady and dependable player, who never lets the team down.

Stefan Oakes.
Date of Birth: 06/09/1978
Height: 5' 11
Stefan began his career at home-town team Leicester City and was part of the Foxes' League Cup winning side in 2000. He moved to Notts County in February 2004, and spent 18 months at Meadow Lane, scoring five times from his 45 appearances. Oakes then moved to Wycombe on a two-year deal which was extended by another year in 2007. After his move to Sincil Bank he failed to hold down a regular place in the starting line-up due to Injuries. He tends to shine against the better teams when the space and pace are more to his liking. Appearances this season 10, (2 as sub)

Richard Butcher.
Date of Birth: 22/01/1981
Height: 6' 0"
A fans' favourite from two previous spells with the Imps, Richard penned a two-year-deal at Sincil Bank in the summer of 2009 following his release by Notts County. At Notts County scored 17 goals from his 64 appearances, before being released this summer. A box-to-box midfielder, who started his career with his hometown club Northampton Town and also played for Rushden & Diamonds, was County's top scorer and second top scorer in his two years at Meadow Lane. This season in his ten appearances for the Imps he has yet to show his eye for goal.

Christy Fagan.
Date of Birth: 11/05/1989
Height: Unknown
An Irish U21 international striker, was released at the end of the 2007/08 season by Manchester United. After his release he joined up with the Glenn Hoddle Academy in Spain having impressed during the Academy's initial trials. City beat off the challenge from a number of clubs in Spain and the rest of Europe to secure his services on a two-year deal in the summer of 2009. Christy has scored 3 goals from his 10 starts this season.

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Jamie Clarke.
Date of Birth: 11/09/1988
Height:5' 10"
Clarke was one of nine players released by former Millers' boss Mark Robins in May 2009. He penned a one-year deal at Sincil Bank two months later. Clarke was signed by the Millers on a short term contract after being released by Blackburn Rovers. He had been on loan at Accrington, scoring seven goals. Clarke scored on his debut for the Millers in the 2-0 win over Gillingham. Millers fans will be hoping Jamie does not come back to haunt them. He has scored just the one goal in his ten games this season.

Rene Howe
Date of Birth: 22/10/1986 Height:6' 0"
Howe was signed on loan from Peterborough United on a six-month loan deal at the start of the 2009/10 season, by Peter Jackson. In 2006 his 25 goals helped Kettering Town to a runners-up slot in the Conference North, which earned him a move to Peterborough for an undisclosed fee. He went on loan to Rochdale during his first season with the Posh, and then spent the 2008/09 season on loan with Morecambe, scoring 10 times from his 37 appearances. Fourteen appearances for the Imps this season has seen him net 5 times.

Lenell John-Lewis.
Date of Birth: 17/05/1989
Height: 5' 10"
Lenell had a trial for Middlesbrough prior to joining the Imps in the summer of 2006 after a spell with Grantham Town. His first Football League goal came along two weeks later at Stockport County and it wasn't long before he put pen-to-paper on a professional contract that will run until the summer of 2010. Has great pace and strength for his age and has the ability to turn a game. John-Lewis has had just five starts this season, and has yet to get on the score sheet.

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