Imps secure England U21 keeper Rushworth

City have completed the signing of England U21 goalkeeper Carl Rushworth on a season-long loan from Brighton & Hove Albion.

The 21-year-old is highly-rated at the Seagulls, having signed a long-term contract with the Premier League side earlier this year.

He has EFL experience, having made 47 appearances for Sky Bet League Two side Walsall in 2021/22. He has also been part of the England U21 squad on a regular basis since his first call-up in October 2021. 

Imps head coach Mark Kennedy said: “We are absolutely delighted that Carl has chosen us ahead of a host of League One clubs for this loan. He is an outstanding goalkeeper, with all the attributes to play at the very highest level, and had a really impressive first loan in the EFL last season.

“We have tracked Carl and made Brighton aware of our interest in him for several months, so we are delighted that everything has now been agreed so that Carl can join the group from Monday.

“In Sam and Jordan we have two really talented young goalkeepers of our own and we remain committed to their continued individual long-term development.” 

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