Matt Rhead has today left Sincil Bank to join National League South side, Billericay Town, the City striker departs for The Blues for an undisclosed fee. After four seasons with The Imps, Rhead’s transfer is one which represents a good move for all parties.
The 35-year-old striker made 43 appearances last season with the lion’s share of those coming from the substitutes bench and he finished the campaign with three goals to his name. This pre-season move to Billericay Town comes at a point which will allow Rhead time to settle in with his new teammates as Glenn Tamplin, Harry Wheeler and their squad aim to have a successful National League South campaign.
Rhead joined The Imps in the pre-season of 2015, from Mansfield Town and immediately endeared himself to the supporters with his attitude and work rate along with his eye for goal. ‘Rheady’ netted a brace in only his second game for the club, in a 3-1 win away at Braintree before going onto bag himself a total of 23 goals in his first season in City colours.
Over the course of the next three seasons the striker netted another 27 goals, many of them memorable, and he played a vital role in the club’s recent successes winning the National League Championship, EFL Trophy and most recently picking up a SkyBet League Two Champions medal.
Rhead leaves the Imps after making almost 200 appearances for the club and netting a total of 50 goals. Everyone at Lincoln City wishes Matt the very best for the future, and we thank him for his dedication to the cause during his time at Sincil Bank.