City have secured the loan signing of wing-back Harry Boyes from Sheffield United until the end of the season.
Boyes spent the first half of the campaign on loan at fellow Sky Bet League One side Forest Green Rovers for whom he played 12 times and registered two assists.
The 21-year-old also enjoyed a successful loan at Solihull Moors last year, playing 36 times and featuring in the National League team of the season as they reached the promotion final.
Boyes was at Manchester City as a schoolboy, working under current Imps head coach Mark Kennedy, before joining Sheffield United.
He said: “I'm very happy to be here, it's a new challenge for me and I'm really looking forward to getting started.
“I worked with Mark Kennedy when I was at Manchester City and so I have a good idea of the style he likes to play which is a factor for me to come here and I know he wants to play in a way that suits me.
“I'm an attacking full-back that likes to get forward. I’m someone who wants to get forward and create chances.”