Morgan Worsfold-Gregg has signed his first professional contract with City after impressing during his first season at the club.
The 18-year-old was with Arsenal as a schoolboy but left them at 14 years old after eight years at the club, having played in the same age group as Brooke Norton-Cuffy. After a successful trial with the Imps, he joined as a second year scholar in September last year.
Morgan is a technically adept midfielder who has also spent time playing for Gainsborough Trinity this season.
City’s director of football Jez George said: “Morgan has thoroughly deserved this opportunity and earned this professional contract with a really high level of performance throughout the season. He plays with a maturity beyond his years and has responded to every challenge, including senior football with Gainsborough Trinity, playing in B Team fixtures for Lincoln City and training with our first team.
“Morgan is also an example to young players in never giving up. He has overcome many challenges since leaving Arsenal and trying to find another club while football was so disrupted through Covid-19.
"Morgan is a physical late developer, so he just needed a club to be patient with him and trust in his long-term development. We are delighted to be that club and look forward to seeing his continued development over the next few years within such a talented cohort of young Academy graduates.”
Morgan joins Sean Roughan, Sam Long, Hayden Cann, Freddie Draper, Jovon Makama and Oisin Gallagher on their professional contracts with the Imps.