As Lincoln City sit fourth in the Vanarama National League with 40 points to their name the future looks bright for The Imps.
I have been lucky enough to speak to academy graduate Andrew Wright who signed his first professional deal in the summer of 2015. The talented midfielder scored 25 goals for Lincoln’s Youth side during the 2014/15 season.
You signed your first professional contract at the start of the season, how proud were you when the manager approached you?
I was over the moon. I have always dreamed of getting a contract since I was a youngster so it meant the world to me and my family!
How have you found the first team experience in comparison to that of the youth squad?
It’s a massive step up. It’s been good so far as we have a great set of lads and it’s a good environment to be in.
Who is your best mate at the club?
I’d class all the lads as my best mates as everyone’s close to each other.
Where do you see City finishing at the end of the season?
We will definitely be in the play offs and if we push on hard during the second part of the season who knows, we could even win the league with the ability with have in the dressing room. Anything is possible.
How is the squad feeling about playing Grimsby away?
We haven’t really spoken about the Grimsby game yet as we have games that are just as important before. But closer to the time everyone will be up for it and they will do their job which is bringing back the three points.
What would it mean to play at Wembley in the play off final?
It’s every footballers dream to play at Wembley, so it would mean a lot to me.
How have loan moves helped young players such as yourself?
Loan moves have definitely helped the young lads such as myself. I feel it’s helped us get more minutes and match fitness. It also makes you that extra bit sharper in training.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In 10 years I will hopefully be playing in the highest football league possible.
Where do you see the club in 10 years?
The club will definitely be back and rocking in the Football League again.
Andrew Wright was delighted to sign a professional contract with Lincoln City in the summer of 2015.