Gilbey to Lincoln?
Alex Gilbey has a few suitors as he decides, or more likely Ben Garner decides if the midfielder’s future is away from The Valley.
I suspect it will be demand of the owner that Garner moves one on from his first team squad to make room for a replacement, likely to be a left-sided centre-half I’m led to believe.
Lincoln City, Shrewsbury Town and Leyton Orient are all said to have enquired after the 27-year old, with the Imps at the front of the queue. That deal is being reported up on the east coast as an initial loan. Earlier this week Portsmouth manager Danny Crowley rubbished reports linking them to Gilbey.
Whether losing Gilbey means Jake Forster Caskey remains is unknown, but although we are well stocked in midfield we are limited in numbers overall.
Garner has been pretty covert in his chats about the transfer window, and has sent some confusing smoke signals. Hopefully behind the scenes some good work is going on to strike while the iron, or early season form at least, is hot.