After joining the Imps in the summer, Jack Diamond has been a mainstay in Mark Kennedy’s side and has repaid the head coach’s faith in him with some fine form.
The 22-year-old has contributed a combined 12 goals and assists in just 13 Sky Bet League One matches and believes his time at the club to date has gone accordingly to his aims and objectives.
He said: “I think it has been really good for me. I came in and got that first game under my belt very quickly and so that was the best way to do it, being thrown straight in and having to get to know the lads on the pitch.
“After that, I have just taken every game as it comes, and I think that has been reflected in how much I am enjoying myself on the pitch and how I am playing.”
Moving to Lincolnshire is the second loan spell in Jack’s career to date. On the pitch, City’s number 27 believes he has learnt some valuable lessons, whilst settling into life off it.
“I’ve learnt the importance of consistency, not getting carried away with results but keeping that discipline for the whole team and being more of a team player. It’s important to be playing for the result rather than focussing on doing well individually.
“It definitely feels like the right place for me at this stage in my career, it feels like a natural progression. I just wanted to keep stepping up and this is a great place to grow yourself because it has everything you could want here – the facilities are top class.
“Off the pitch I think I have settled well. It’s a really nice City and I live in the centre so it’s good to be able to get out and see things – it’s been really enjoyable so far.