Simpson’s Awash with Goal Machines

Who are Adi Yussuf (ex- Leicester City & Burton Albion) Nick Wright (ex-Mansfield, Kidderminster & Tamworth),  Danny Rowe (ex-Preston, Fleetwood & Man Utd) Wade Fairhurst (Doncaster Rovers & Macclesfield) and Ben Tomlinson (Macclesfield)? Indeed, but they are all up and running with Fairhurst joining the group with a stunning brace against Scunthorpe last night.  Incredibly these are all new signings, who could well follow in the wake of Gary Simpson’s spots (now on the way to £10 million and rising) and remember Captain Alan Power is also off the mark and he pitched in with 11 from midfield last season. One thing is for sure Lincoln’s goal machine list is growing by the minute. STMI takes a look at the Imps new prowess for scoring goals.

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Adi Yussuf  already has three, Nick Wright a hat-trick and 3 assists, Danny Rowe a hat-trick and two assists,  Wade Fairhurst a brace and Ben Tomlinson is less than a week off the train from Alfreton with a penalty and the desire to catch up fast. Captain Alan Power already has two goals to his name, one a rather customary penalty plus a poachers finish at the far post. Bohan Dixon has two as well, both coming on his debut at Lincoln United during a rather succesful trial that earned him a deal.

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It is almost surreal for the shell-shocked Imps, their faith tested to the limits over the last few years. Relegation from the football League was followed by two relegation dog-fights in the Blue Square Premier, yet the passing attacking football looks set to emphasise Skill in the new Skrill Premier. With Imps scratching their eyes at a rare cup success last night, a giant killing to boot, albeit against a weakened Iron side from a League above, it appears to be raining goals at a club that has been shot shy and perennial underperformers at home for almost half a decade.

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Here are the contenders, in squad number order, for the crown of top goal machine at the Imps. Perhaps one may even match 21 goal hero Simon Yeo, the last player to get twenty for City almost a decade ago.  Feel free to click on the players name should you wish to see the full STMI biopic.

7  Wade Fairhurst

Macclesfield 2012/13  Stats

No NAME Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots Assists Fouls Fouled YC RC
20 Waide Fairhurst 31 12 2458 13 79 3 15 32 5

8  Alan Power   

2012/13 STMI ImpStats

Sq No NAME Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots Assists Fouls Fouled YC RC
5 Alan Power 38 3 3346 11 77 6 46 44 5 0

Danny Rowe 

Stockport & Barrow STMI 2012/13 Stats – 
No NAME Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots Assists Fouls Fouled YC RC
10 Danny Rowe 20 11  2264 5 16 6 n/a n/a 0 0

Mansfield STMI 2012/13 stats 

Sq no Player  Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots off Shots on Assists YC RC
27 Nick Wright 5 14 531 1 7 5 3 1 0

Kidderminster STMI 2011/12 stats 

Sq no Player  Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots off Shots on Assists YC RC
27 Nick Wright 23 20 2330 15 21 35 3 1 0

Alfreton STMI Stats 2012/13

No NAME Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots Assists Fouls Fouled YC RC
21 Ben Thomlinson 33 13 2583 14 55 2 41 22 10 1

14  Adi Yussuf 

Burton Albion  STMI Stats 2012/13
No NAME Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots Assists Fouls Fouled YC RC
18 Adi Yussuf 3 8 409 1 14 0 11 6 1 0
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Posted on July 31, 2013, in Goals Goals Goals, Manager's pearls of wisdom, Squad, Uncategorized, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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