Bristol Rovers keeper poised for Lincoln City switch

Bristol Rovers keeper Sam Slocombe is set to join League Two pace-setters Lincoln City on loan, according to the Bristol Post.

It is reported that he is poised to complete a loan switch, despite starting the season as the number one for the League One side. He was the custodian for the opening day defeat against Peterborough, but has since fallen out of favour.

He is apparently keen to return to Lincolnshire, as he’s originally from Scunthorpe in the north of the county. Both clubs have yet to confirm the move, but reports in Bristol seem to indicate it is definitely going ahead.

Lincoln are in need of a new keeper after their number one, Josh Vickers,  picked up a quadricep injury, the same type which ruled him out for six months last season.

Whether Slocombe will replace him or play as understudy to Grant Smith remains to be seen. Smith is expected to make his second start for City this evening, carrying on from his clean sheet against Port Vale in the cup.

30-year old Slocombe played 115 times for Scunthorpe before moves to Oxford, Blackpool and finally Bristol Rovers.

Our view

This would be another good singing for the Imps, who have benefitted from location this summer already having captured Michael O’Connor who lives near the city.

Slocombe started this campaign as a League One keeper, but former England C international Grant Smith will hope to get his chance tonight against Bury.

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