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Draper signs long-term contract

26 September 2022

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Freddie Draper has signed a long-term contract extension with the Imps.

The 18-year-old forward signed his first professional contract with City last year on his 17th birthday.  

The promising young forward made his first team debut in October 2021 versus Sheffield Wednesday, before joining Gainsborough Trinity on loan until the end of the season in February 2022.  

On the back of a good season, Draper was nominated for the LFE Apprentice of the Season at the 2022 EFL Awards.

He said: “I am very delighted to sign a new deal. I am thankful Lincoln City have faith in me and hopefully I can repay them with that.

“I just want to show the fans what I can do, play some more games and score more goals.” 

Imps director of football Jez George said: “We are delighted that Freddie has committed his long-term future to Lincoln City. He is a young player from our academy with great potential as he demonstrated last season with his appearances in the first team aged just 17, starting with his debut at Hillsborough against Sheffield Wednesday.

"Freddie knows our belief in him and that we will provide him with the platform, opportunities and pathway to continue his development and take his next steps in professional football. 

“He is one of a very talented group of home grown young players at the club and developing home-grown players for our first team is fundamental to our football strategy.”

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