One Lincoln City player has found the current lockdown to be a little more strenuous than most, revealed on the Stacey West Podcast this afternoon.
The Imps are currently in the lower part of the League One table, but looking safe from relegation should that be something leagues decide to look towards. Like many clubs, their players are currently not training and are having to find alternative methods to keep fit.
Chief Executive Liam Scully, speaking to the Stacey West, revealed that winger Harry Anderson got a little more than he bargained for when he recently decided to go for a cycle. The 23-year-old has appeared 168 times for the Imps, scoring 27 times, and is currently their longest-serving player.
He opted to go for a cycle recently, heading out of the city and eventually getting lost. As he was out, he decided to turn it into a 50km ride, and when he hit the target he phoned teammate Josh Vickers to give him the good news.
Sadly, for Harry at least, he hadn’t factored getting back into the equation and despite being shattered from a 50km ride, Vickers pointed out he had yet to get back. Where was he? 50km away. What had started out as a gentle bit of exercise turned into a 100km cycle.
He’ll be fitter than a butcher’s dog when football finally resumes at this rate.
Anderson is a great figure at Lincoln and renowned for being a little preoccupied at times. Earlier in the season, he put a social media post out showing himself, Jack Payne, Josh Vickers and Ben Coker all enjoying a Come Dine With Me style event. The only issue, at least from the club’s point of view, was that Coker hadn’t officially signed for the club and hadn’t been announced.
Imps’ fans are sure to let those little things slide if the winger keeps scoring goals. Since Tyler Walker’s departure in January, Anderson has become the club’s leading scorer and one of the ‘bright young things’ manager Michael Appleton is hoping to develop over time.
Well, maybe exciting prospect is a better way to phrase it, given his recent cycling exploits.