200813 Joe Walsh Signs

City can confirm that defender Joe Walsh has joined the Club following the expiry of his contract at MK Dons.

The left-sided centre half started his youth career with Swansea City before making a permanent switch to Crawley Town in 2012. During his time at The Reds, the former Wales U21 international made over 100 appearances, scoring 9 goals. Joe picked up the Player of the Year Award in 2014 before being made captain of the side ahead of the 2014/15 season.

His impressive performances then attracted the attention of MK Dons who signed Walsh on loan in 2015 before making the move permanent when they were promoted to the Championship. Joe then made 145 appearances for The Dons prior to joining City.

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Joe Walsh spoke to fellow signing Conor McGrandles before joining the Imps, “I spoke to him a few times and he was very positive about the club. I’ve not met him since coming up today, so it was nice to catch up and see the rest of the lads too.”

“I’m delighted now that it’s all done, and I can’t wait to get going and start training. I’ve spoke to the gaffer a few times and he’s sold the club to me. I’ve seen the training ground which looks great and when I played at Lincoln, the fans were brilliant.”

“I love defending and like to play a bit which is the main reason Lincoln brought me here, to play football.”

Michael Appleton was thrilled to land the 28-year-old centre half adding, “He’s another player who will add great experience to the group that we’ve assembled. He’s someone who is reliable, a good footballer, but most importantly naturally left sided ensuring we can add some real balance to the defence.”