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Scholarship Squad Announced

Posted on: Wed 17 Nov 2004

Teenager Sean Kinsella has left Lincoln City by mutual consent as the Club's under-19 squad for the forthcoming season is announced.

Kinsella leaves after two years on the Youth Scholarship scheme and follows 'keeper Dave Greenwood after his three-year spell at Sincil Bank came to an end last week.

From the squad available in season 2000/01, the following players are remaining with the Imps for the 2001/02 campaign:

Third-year scholars: Daniel Bent, Richard Byrne, Gary Cochrane, Chris McConville and Grant Pinkney.

Second-year scholars: Chris Davies and Steven Garfoot.

In addition to the above players, a further seven scholarship boys have been taken on. Two of these - Darren Horrigan and Adam Holtham - have joined the club from Birmingham City's youth academy.

Goalkeeper Horrigan joined City from Birmingham midway through last season and appeared a number of times in the Imps' reserve side. Lincoln have taken on the third year of his scholarship.

First-year scholar Holtham is a powerful centre-back who joins the club from Birmingham's under-16 Academy.

The remaining five scholarships for next season have all come from Lincoln City's own Centre of Excellence under-16 squad from last season. These are:

Carl Basker - A talented left-sided player who was formerly a prolific striker with Wyberton Colts in the Mid Lincs Youth League.

Adam Kerley - A highly-rated striker who was previously with Retford United in the Mid Lincs Youth League.

Danny Fisher - A late-comer to the Centre of Excellence last season, Fisher is a hardworking midfielder from Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts.

Charlie Trout - A talented member of the successful Nottinghamshire County Schools team along with Kerley and Fisher, Trout can play either in midfield or at left back. Has bounced back well after suffering a fractured leg last season.

Craig Stant - Son of former City player and manager Phil Stant, Craig can play either at full-back or in the centre of defence.

These 14 players will form the youth squad for next season's Football League Under-19s Alliance campaign.

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