Lincoln City have signed Welsh defender Joe Walsh following his exit from League One rivals MK Dons. He becomes the Imps’ seventh signing of the summer and the second to join from the Milton Keynes side after Conor McGrandles’ arrival. The club have not disclosed how long Walsh’s contract is.
Lincoln City Sign Joe Walsh After MK Dons Exit
The Cardiff-born centre-back started his career with Swansea City but only made two appearances, both in the League Cup, before leaving to join then-League One side Crawley Town.
He spent three seasons at Crawley, winning the club’s Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards in 2013/14 and becoming captain prior to the start of the 2014/15 season.
Despite being the captain, he was allowed to join MK Dons on loan midway through that campaign, making two league appearances in total and mainly covering at left-back rather than in his usual centre-back role.
Despite this, he did enough to convince MK Dons to land him on a free transfer that summer as they bolstered their squad for Championship football.
In five full seasons with the Dons, Walsh played in all three divisions of the EFL, although he only appeared ten times in the 2017/18 season – the one which saw them drop into League Two.
He scored twice in 30 games as they won promotion back to League One in 2018/19 and played 24 times last season as they retained their third-tier status.
What Was Said?
Speaking to the club website about his arrival at the Imps, Walsh said: “I’m delighted now that it’s all done, and I can’t wait to get going and start training. I’ve spoke to the gaffer a few times and he’s sold the club to me. I’ve seen the training ground which looks great and when I played at Lincoln, the fans were brilliant.”
“I love defending and like to play a bit which is the main reason Lincoln brought me here, to play football.”