Michael Appleton thrilled as Lincoln secure deal for Leeds’ Robbie Gotts

Lincoln have secured the signing of Robbie Gotts on loan from Premier League Leeds.

Gotts made his Leeds debut in last season’s FA Cup tie against Arsenal. He was named the club’s academy player of the year.

The right-back, who can also operate in midfield, played in Leeds’ Carabao Cup tie against Hull last month. However, he will now spend the remainder of the campaign with the Imps.

Lincoln boss Michael Appleton said on the club website: “Robbie’s very versatile in terms of his ability to play in midfield or at full-back.

“He’s got bags of quality in possession of the ball and he’s got the energy and athleticism to get up and down the pitch too.

“Overall though he’s just another really good addition. The fact that it’s his first loan away quite excites me too because he’s desperate to impress and desperate to impress his new team-mates as well.”

 


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Ayling impressed by Raphinha

Luke Ayling, meanwhile, says he’s highly impressed by his first glimpses of new signing Raphinha following the Brazilian’s move to Elland Road.

The 23-year-old winger made the switch to the Premier League from French side Rennes. Leeds were reported to have paid around €17m.

Raphinha - Michael Appleton thrilled as Lincoln secure deal for Leeds’ Robbie Gotts

Raphinha has quickly picked up the pace since moving to England on the final day of the international transfer window. And he’s already taken part in one of coach Marcelo Bielsa’s intense ‘murderball’ sessions where the ball is continuously thrown back in play.

With nine Leeds players away on international duty, right-back Ayling has been able to get a closer look at the Samba star’s skills. And he likes what he sees.

Ayling told BBC Radio Leeds: “He’s sharp, he’s very sharp.

“He’s scored a few good goals already in training and he’s set up a few.”

 

Read more of what Ayling had to say HERE….

 

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