February proved to be a hugely successful month for a number of our Imps loanees with silverware and debut goals being a few of many highlights.
Starting in the EFL and Theo Archibald managed to return from injury to add three more appearances to his season total during a month which saw the O’s struggle to collect points.
Into non-league action and the past month saw January signing Charley Kendall in strong goal-scoring form. The striker scored six times in five outings for Eastbourne Borough as they aim to maintain their place in the play-offs.
Charley began the month with two goals and a win, before netting again against Tonbridge Angels as his side came from behind to secure another three points. The frontman then netted another brace despite a loss against league leaders Maidstone.
Moving overseas, the loanee duo of Sam Long and Sean Roughan have both now made appearances for Drogheda United. Sam began the month by winning the Jim Malone Trophy at the end of pre-season, before the campaign opener was postponed due to the weather. The goalkeeper then picked up a knock before the Shelbourne fixture and is expected to return to the side soon.
Sean made his long-awaited return from injury to make his solitary appearance to date for The Drogs against Shamrock Rovers in which the defender provided a well-worked assist for the goal in a hard fought 3-1 defeat.
Elsewhere within the county, Gainsborough Trinity’s strike force was bolstered at the beginning of the month with the arrival of City forward Freddie Draper who linked up with team-mate Jovon Makama at the Northern Premier League side.
Freddie started life at the Holy Blues strong, netting on his debut against FC United of Manchester in an impressive 3-2 win. The frontman has since gone on to make three appearances since his arrival, continuing to recover his match sharpness and gain invaluable experience.
Freddie’s strike-partner, Jovon, has also had a successful month. The teenager bagged two goals in four games and continues to impress at the Northolme under the watchful eye of Tom Shaw.
Also in Lincolnshire, central defender Hayden Cann has settled in comfortably to life at Lincoln United, becoming a regular in the side and playing every minute during the past month. To top things off, Hayden made a mark on the scoresheet by grabbing the equaliser against Stocksbridge Park Steels.