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WATCH: Slocombe discusses his Imps move

24 August 2018

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New Lincoln City signing Sam Slocombe has described his new teammates as a hardworking, down to earth tight-knit group who will be fighting at the right end of the table.

Scunthorpe-born Slocombe signed for the Imps on Tuesday on a loan deal from Sky Bet League One side Bristol Rovers.

Speaking to Press for the first time since his arrival at Sincil Bank, the goalkeeper explained how Danny Cowley’s approach was an easy decision.

“The gaffer wants to work with a smaller squad and I have done that before so I am used to that. He’s got good quality within the squad and I have come here with the mindset that we will be fighting at the right end of the table," Slocombe said.

“The lads are very down to earth and very hard working. They are tight-knit and most squads which go up are tight-knit. Everyone in the dressing room is there to win a game, and I saw that on Tuesday.

“Danny sold the club really well but he didn’t need to if I’m honest. I’ve been in for just two days and I have already seen the amount of information they pass on to you already, and that can only be a good thing. I had made my mind up before speaking to him.”

Slocombe who turned professional with Scunthorpe United in 2008 has achieved promotion from League Two on three occasions.

The new Imps shot stopper gave a plea to fans to continue their impressive support: “The atmosphere was fantastic on Tuesday night, after the second goal the stands were bouncing and being from around here I have seen how it is at the club. 

“The season tickets they have sold and the fan base they have is impressive. When the crowd get with you it can be very difficult to play against so all we can ask if that they keep doing that.”

Speaking about the move, the 30-year-old explained how a loan deal was the perfect option for him in this stage of his career: “I got a phone call on Monday morning, I had driven down to Bristol to go to training and the manager pulled me aside and mentioned he’d had a phone call from Lincoln enquiring about a loan. 

“I’d played the first games of the season where we didn’t pick up the results we wanted so Adam Smith went in goal for the cup game and they won so they went with that. At my age and the fact, I am coming into the final year of my contract, I wanted to play. The best opportunity for me to do that was this loan move.”

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