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Lincoln line up Romanian signing

Peter Jackson
Jackson brought on Patulea at half-time in the 6-0 win

Lincoln City manager Peter Jackson is looking at signing Romanian striker Adrian Patulea after he scored a hat-trick in a pre-season match.

Patulea, who has played in Romania and Dubai, scored a second-half hat-trick in the 6-0 win over Lincoln United.

Jackson told the Imps website: "Adrian is contracted to a club in Romania so we're talking to the FA to see if we can get in touch with his club.

"We may have to look at signing him on loan but it all depends on his club."

Patulea, whose career started with Rapid Bucherest, begged Jackson for a trial.

I want to thank Peter Jackson - he is a wonderful man he believes in me

Lincoln trialist Adrian Patulea

"He was spotted by the groundsman running around the training ground with his girlfriend on his back," said Jackson.

"The trouble is his girlfriend was naked, which got the attention of the players."

Patulea, whose brother lives in Lincoln, told BBC Radio Lincolnshire: "I want to thank Peter Jackson - he is a wonderful man he believes in me.

"It's very good for me I give three goals but I could score more - I want to be the best."

The Imps' other goalscorers were David Graham, Gary King and another trialist Sam Mullarkey.



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