Oisin Gallagher has signed for National League North side Peterborough Sports on loan until early January.
The Republic of Ireland U19 international came through City’s Academy and has made five first-team appearances for the Imps, three of which came this season - including his first start in the EFL Trophy fixture at Derby County.
Jez George, City’s director of football, said: “Oisin is an outstanding young player, who has made real progress in the past six months, and now needs a spell of playing regularly for the next stage of his development.
“This is a club we know well, with joint managers that we trust, and we have already seen how well Hayden Cann has performed and progressed. We look forward to Oisin doing the same and then re-assessing his plan for the rest of the season in January.”