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‘His trickery and pace might suit a higher level’ – The Bruno Andrade situation at Lincoln: Six point opinion



Lincoln City winger Bruno Andrade had a superb season as the Imps won promotion from League Two.

Weighing in with assists and goals, he’s sure to have caught the eye of scouts up and down the country. Speculation has already begun over his future, with at least two clubs thought to be interested in a move.

We put FLW writer Gary Hutchinson on the spot to get the lowdown on the tricky wide man.

Who is Bruno Andrade?

Bruno Andrade is a winger currently plying his trade with Lincoln City.

He’s 25-year-old and plays on the left flank, although he can play centrally and drop in behind a main striker in a 4-4-1-1 or 4-2-3-1 formation.

What’s his background?

He began his career with Queens Park Rangers and even made a Premier League appearance with them as a youngster. Raheem Sterling credits him with helping develop his game when they served their apprenticeship together.

He’s since been around the non-league scene, turning in good performances for Woking before helping Boreham Wood to a play-off final in 2017/18.

Why has this season been so special?

He’s become a title winner, lifting the League Two trophy with Lincoln City. He’s been amongst the goals and assists in League Two and has been given lots of time out on the wing; possibly his best position.

He won the Bristol Street Motors PFA Player of the Month for February too, bagging six goals in four outings as the Imps opened up a gap at the top of the table.

Who is interested?

There are two clubs currently thought to be monitoring his progress. Aston Villa were linked with a move, but that was before they won promotion to the Premier League.

Portsmouth have also been keeping an eye on him, possibly as a replacement for Jamal Lowe. Andrade spent time on trial at Portsmouth before his Lincoln move, so is well known to Kenny Jackett.

Could he make the jump to the Championship?

That’s up for debate. He’s a good player, there isn’t a doubt about that. His trickery and pace might suit a higher level, he’s often crowded out in League Two and as a fancy, skilful wide man he’s been subject to some rough tackles.

He’ll be better suited to six months in League One, which is the level Lincoln can offer him right now, but he’ll surely not be content with staying in the third tier long.

Will he leave Lincoln City at all?

It’s likely. Danny Cowley has spoken about player trading in the past and Andrade is highly tradeable right now. They could secure a handsome fee for him, as well as a lucrative sell-on clause.

He isn’t being touted around at present and he hasn’t spoken of a desire to move on either, but at 25-years-old he’s surely hoping to get back to the level he started at, or as close to it as he can.

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Article title: ‘His trickery and pace might suit a higher level’ – The Bruno Andrade situation at Lincoln: Six point opinion

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