Jon Pepper has been appointed as City’s head of academy, bringing a wealth of experience to the job.
In his most recent role as academy manager at Burnley, he oversaw their rise from category 3 to category 1 status.
Pepper has worked within academies since the mid-nineties when he joined Chesterfield. He has since gone on to hold senior academy roles with Bradford City, Nottingham Forest and Burnley as well project managing the team inspecting academies throughout the EFL and Premier League.
Imps director of football Jez George said: “We are delighted to have secured a candidate of Jon’s pedigree and calibre to succeed Jordan McCann as our head of academy.
“Jon’s CV speaks for itself and he will bring undoubted experience, knowledge and expertise to the role that can only help us to achieve our vision for the academy.
“His leadership and management skills will drive the continued growth and development of the academy, which is fundamental to the club’s long-term football strategy.”