Nottingham Forest loanee Liam Bridcutt is thriving at League One outfit Lincoln City.

Lincoln City manager Michael Appleton has waxed-lyrical about Nottingham Forest loanee Liam Bridcutt. Appleton feels that the midfielder has a bright future in coaching, insisting that he ‘sees the game’ like a coach.

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The 30-year-old is enjoying a stellar start to life in Lincolnshire after he helped his side secure another valuable point in a goalless draw against Gillingham at the weekend.

Bridcutt has been a regular feature for the Imps since joining in January. He has been utilised as a defensive midfielder by Appleton, and is playing a key role in the possession-based style of play that he’s trying to implement at Sincil Bank.


Appleton has been full of praise for the midfielder, and is clearly pleased that he has the Nottingham Forest man on his books.

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He told Lincolnshire Live: “He had a loan spell at Bolton before the New Year. We saw quite a few of their games and he was outstanding for them.

“We knew he would slot in and our style of play helps and suits him.

“He’s enjoying that and will see it as an opportunity to get games before the end of the season to put himself out there.”

Since moving to Sincil Bank, Bridcutt has played four League One matches, scoring one goal in the recent 1-1 draw against MK Dons.

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The Imps are currently sat 16 points clear of the relegation zone in League One.

That should be more than enough to ensure they avoid the drop back down to League Two in their first season back in the third tier.

Appleton will now be focussed on building a competitive side for next season.

It remains to be seen whether or not Bridcutt opts to remain at Sincil Bank this summer.

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