Well I think this pretty much signs, seals and delivers the fact that he won’t be with us for next season.
And something tells me that he’s going to be perfectly fine with that.
Bridcutt’s contract expires at the end of the season, and although this loan spell could have been a chance for him to prove himself to get a new contract and a run in the first-team at the City Ground with us, it looks as if that’s not going to happen.
Speaking in an interview with World Football Index, the 31-year-old spoke about his time at Cincil Bank, and by the sounds of it, he has no plans to come back and wear the Garibaldi again any time soon:
“I am really enjoying myself at Lincoln City. The manager and the players made me feel really welcome and I believe I made a good decision to come and play my football here. The manager, Michael Appleton, was the reason why I chose Lincoln City. I had previously spoken to players that have played under him and they could not say a bad word about him in terms of the way that he works.”
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When you factor in the number of midfielders that the club has at its disposal, it was always going to be hard for him to elevate himself up to a level above those that are already in Sabri Lamouchi’s plans.
Which is why, and I know this is going to sound like ‘hindsight is always 20/20’, but I just wish we could have got a fee for him in January rather than only getting the financial benefit of having some or all of his wages taken off our hands.
What about you? Do you think the club should have tried to sell Bridcutt in January rather than just loaning him out?