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Whites Swoop for McGovern to Score Goals

Lincoln United have signed former Gainsborough Trinity and Corby Town striker, Jack McGovern in a bid to improve their goal tally in the Evo-Stik South League.

McGovern returned to his former club on Tuesday evening against Spalding United but could not find the net in a 2-1 defeat which saw Sam Wilkinson’s side slip to 17th in the table.

Six goals in six league matches is a concern for the Whites’ boss who took the plunge to sign former United striker McGovern to solve the problem.

Wilkinson said:”Jack is a great signing for us.

We had a slim chance to sign him before he went to Corby Town but decided it wasn’t the right time for us.

We are struggling to score goals at the minute and Jack has been a proven goal scorer for Lincoln United over the years in this league and the one above so it is a massive signing for us.

Hopefully the chances we are creating will allow him to stick the ball away.

We will play him as a striker because we feel we are missing someone up front, not in all round play, but someone to finish off the chances we are creating.”

Scoring goals is not the only concern for the Whites as their injury list is also growing.

United key men Luke Hornsey, Kallum Smith and striker Conner Robinson have all been ruled out injured for the next couple of weeks and young defender, James Blunden hobbled off at Spalding on Tuesday in the first half with a leg injury.

However Whites’ boss, Sam Wilkinson remains positive. He said: “Of course the injury situation is not ideal and it obviously affects you.

But we are quite lucky in that we may have four players out but we still have a very strong squad.

You would like to think this situation will pull you together even more.

Football is not just about 11 players, it is about the squad.”

The Whites lost their unbeaten league record after their 3-0 defeat at Romulus FC last Saturday and things got worse in Tuesday’s incident-packed game at Spalding.

The Tulips had two men sent off in the second half but somehow managed to keep out the Ashby Avenue outfit and restrict them to only one goal.

Boss Wilkinson said: “My thoughts are we should have got something out of the game.

We dominated the second half and created four or five chances but failed to take them.

From our point of view this is massively disappointing.

It is not the result we wanted.

Things seem to be going against us at the minute but that makes me and my management team and squad even more hungry to get it right.”

United’s match against Basford United at the weekend has been re-scheduled to March as Basford are in FA Cup action on Saturday.

Next up Loughborough Dynamo Wednesday 20th September Home KO 7.45pm

Peter Hayward

sportslinc@hotmail.com

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