Hughes signs new Imps deal
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lincoln have agreed a new two-year contract with Jeff Hughes.
Lincoln have agreed a new two-year contract with Northern Ireland Under-21 international Jeff Hughes.
The 20-year-old has put pen-to-paper after agreeing terms on a deal that takes him to 2008.
"We've agreed a new deal with Jeff to keep him at the club for another couple of years and we're delighted with that," Lincoln boss Keith Alexander told the club's website.
"Jeff is a left-sided player who are few and far between and when Paul Mayo gets back to full fitness, it means we'll be quite strong down that side.
"He's away on international duty again next week, as is Gareth McAuley, and that's good recognition for both players and for the club. Fortunately, it doesn't affect us playing-wise as we haven't any games whilst they're away."
Meanwhile, Alexander also confirmed that the club are to offer nine members of their scholarship scheme professional deals.
"I am pleased to confirm that nine of our scholars have been offered professional contracts," said Alexander.
"That shows how good the youth policy is at the club and in addition to those nine, we've also offered 11 of the current under-16s scholarships so hopefully we can bring them on as well."