Lincoln City boss reacts after sealing swoop for former Sunderland forward Chris Maguire

Michael Appleton says Chris Maguire will bring leadership and experience to his League One squad.

Wednesday, 7th July 2021, 12:06 pm

Maguire has signed a two-year deal at Lincoln City following his release from Sunderland earlier this summer.

The Imps are facing an important summer of rebuilding after a number of the loanees who powered their run to the play-off final, which included a semi-final win over the Black Cats, returned to their parent clubs.

Appleton has worked with Maguire before, when the pair enjoyed considerable success at Oxford United.

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The Lincoln boss said that Maguire’s versatility would be key for the campaign ahead.

“He brings us a lot of quality in two or three positions, he is very experienced so will help the group in difficult moments throughout the season,” he said.

“He is a leader who brings some real knowhow, he will really help the young players in the group and help bring a balance to the squad.”