Letest;Completed an exciting free agent signing for Lincoln City.

The former Republic of Ireland under-21 international played for the League One team during the second part of the previous season while on loan, scoring twice in 20 games for the Red Imps. He will now return to the LNER Stadium on a temporary basis till January, the club said this evening.

East Midlands club stated the following in a press release:

The signing of Mide Shodipo, who rejoins the team on a permanent basis through early January, has been completed by The Imps.

The winger is well-known to Imps supporters after appearing 20 times while on loan from Queens Park Rangers in the second half of the previous season.

“Shodipo scored twice during his final season with City, including a standout goal against Derby County and the decisive goal at Plymouth Argyle after a counterattacking move.

“He has previously represented the Republic of Ireland at the U19 and U21 levels as well as Oxford United and Sheffield Wednesday.”

After his brief stint with Mark Kennedy’s team, the 26-year-old returned to Loftus Road in May, although he was not given a new contract. Shodipo spoke after the announcement and expressed his joy at going back to Sincil Bank;

“It feels amazing to be back; I’m thrilled to be here once more and am eager to get started.

This is a strategy that benefits both sides. I can easily fit back into things because I am familiar with the players, the fans, and the club. I’m eager to perform in front of them once more because they made me feel so welcome the last time.

The last few weeks have seen an injury problem for Lincoln, with forwards Tyler Walker and Ben House both dealing with protracted periods of rest. Shodipo will increase the Imps’ attacking options because he can play on either wing. Jez George, director of football, thinks the short-term agreement benefits both parties;

“Both sides should have no doubts about this. Because of the serious injuries to Ben House and Tyler Walker, Mide gives us more alternatives at the top of the pitch. More importantly, unlike other options who are free agents, Mide is prepared to get started right away.

Mide will have the chance to win a longer-term deal with us or another club in January thanks to this arrangement, which also benefits us in the short term.

Shodipo will officially join the team tomorrow and will go to Peterborough United, it has been announced.

Having gotten a peek of the winger’s potential during the previous season, Lincoln supporters will be thrilled to see him return to LN5. When the game against Leyton Orient was called off on Tuesday night, it was brutally clear how few attacking alternatives Mark Kennedy had recently, which will have angered him.

Shodipo will undoubtedly have jumped at the chance to rejoin the team, and the short-term contract once again demonstrates Lincoln’s commercial acumen. It nearly guarantees success, provides the attacker with motivation to work hard and get a longer contract, and adds a new dimension that the manager will be hoping puts his team in contention for the play-offs.

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