The Lincoln City whirlwind shows no signs of slowing down as they surge towards a third trophy in as many years.
They’re on course to lift the League Two title, with the EFL Trophy having resided with the club last season. In April 2017, they lifted the National League title which was their first trophy since 1988.
Under Danny and Nicky Cowley they’ve not just thrived, they’ve exploded. The playing squad is as good as it has been at any point in the last four decades and League One seems a fitting stage for their talents.
The brothers rarely make a mistake when signing players, but one of their signings who will surely be hoping for a way out of Sincil Bank this summer is centre-back James Wilson.
The 30-year-old former Sheffield United man arrived in a blaze of glory last season, having been on loan with Walsall for the first half of the campaign. The Imps snatched him up from the Blades and he looked set to replace the outgoing Sean Raggett as a partner for Luke Waterfall at the back.
Wilson bagged on his debut, a header from a set piece against Barnet, but since then has struggled to get a run of games. A broken ankle picked up against Cambridge last season set him back hugely and since he’s regained fitness, he’s been unable to dislodge Jason Shackell and Michael Bostwick.
It’s been tough on the former Wales international.
He’s been given games, but mainly at right back as deputy to Neal Eardley.
Whilst he’s been competent, he hasn’t stood out in that role.
He even came on for a short while in central midfield during the 6-2 win at Port Vale earlier in the season, scoring again from a set piece.
Those moments have been few and far between though and his last run out came in February against Notts County. He’s only appeared twice since the turn of the year and seems surplus to requirements at Sincil Bank.
Wilson took a risk dropping into League Two, he was established at a level higher and could arguably do a job there even now. It’s been unfortunate that the Imps squad has developed so quickly, leaving him behind.
He has to get out of Lincoln this summer to save his career.