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Lincon City player pay-offs a worry - Bob Dorrian

Bob Dorrian
Dorrian was appointed Lincoln City chairman in June 2010

Lincoln chairman Bob Dorrian says he is concerned by the number of players who have left the club by mutual consent.

In the last 18 months the Imps have paid up 13 players' contracts early.

Dorrian told BBC Lincolnshire: "It's galling because we are paying off players who previous managers thought would be a good asset to the club.

"We've had too many players who we have paid off, when in essence that money could have been spent more wisely in the first place."

After Albert Jarrett's departure at the end of March, manager Steve Tilson insisted that Lincoln were saving money in the long run by releasing players who no longer had a future at the club.

But Dorrian said: "We could say to those previous managers 'You made a mistake', but we're left to carry the can financially.

"It's upsetting but that is the nature of the game, but it will impinge greatly on whatever Steve might like to do next season because he will now have to carry seven players over to next season and a lot of those players are on good salaries."



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