Lincoln City are set to receive a major boost as forward Ben House is expected to sign a new contract with the League One side, as confirmed by journalist Pete O’Rourke from Football Insider.
The 24-year-old played a starring role for the League One side last season, clinching a top-half finish in the third tier and Mark Kennedy’s side will be eager to continue their upward climb in the upcoming campaign.
Who is Ben House?
The Scottish forward began his career with Reading, as well as enjoying loan spells with the likes of Swindon Town and Dagenham & Redbridge. In 2020, House relocated to National League side Eastleigh, where he netted 13 goals in 56 appearances.
This led to the forward completing a permanent switch to League One side Lincoln City in January 2022. House scored 13 league goals last season as the Imps secured a top-half finish, with the forward also grabbing two assists in League One.
Push for the play-offs
Lincoln secured a 12th-placed finish last season in League One and has continued to try and build on that this summer, by securing several new additions to Sincil Bank.
The club have added fierce strength in the form of midfielder Alistair Smith from Sutton United on a free transfer. There was also a homecoming for former loan star Tyler Walker who completed a permanent return from Coventry City.
What’s been said?
According to journalist Pete O’Rourke, House has turned down interest from the division above, in favour of staying with the League One side. In a tweet, he stated…
‘Lincoln striker Ben House has agreed a new deal to stay at the club. House is understood to have turned down interest from several Championship clubs to stay at Lincoln.’
Ben House is likely to be the main man at Lincoln City next season, alongside Tyler Walker and news of his contract extension will be a major boost for Mark Kennedy’s men.
Championship football is a very attractive prospect but it shows a major statement of intent at the Imps if they’ve managed to tie down such an important player for the upcoming season.