Lincoln City have signed 20-year-old full back Shane Long on loanĀ from Reading until the end of the season with a view to making it a permanent move.

Imps’ boss Danny Cowley said: “Shane is an attacking full back who can play both on the right and left side.

“He is real quality going forward but he is first of all a defender.

“We are delighted to have him with us.

“He will add versatility to the squad and gives us various options.”

“I am 99% sure he will be available to play on Saturday.”

The Lincoln City manager added that it was impossible to replace a player like Lee Beevers.

He also implied that the signing of Long could allow Bradley Wood to return to his natural midfield position.





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