Lincoln City manager Peter Jackson has bolstered his striking options ahead of the new season. Peterborough United striker Rene Howe has agreed a loan move until the end of December.

The tewenty-three year old started his career with home town team Bedford Town before moving to Kettering in 2006 where his 25 goals helped them to the runners-up slot in the Conference North. His impressive goal scoring record for the Poppies earnt him a move to Peterborough.

Howe is no stranger to League 2, having impressed in loan spells at Rochdale and Morecambe respectively. Howe netted 10 times in 37 appearances for Morecambe last season.

Howe will battle it out with fellow newcomers Chris Fagan and Paul Connor as well as youngsters Andy Hutchinon and Nathan Adams for a starting berth in Peter Jackson’ new look side who kick off their new season on Saturday at home to Barnet.

Imps boss Peter Jackson was delighted with his new striker, telling the club’s official website:

“He’s got a proven record at this level from his time with Rochdale and Morecambe and I hope he comes here and scores goals. We’ve been chasing him for a while and have had to remain patient but his arrival makes our squad bigger and stronger and opens up a number of attacking options. He probably needs a little work on his fitness levels as he hasn’t featured much for Peterborough but I’m certainly looking forward to working with him.”

Although Howe initially joined on loan until the end of December there is an agreement for this to be extended if all parties agree. It looks like Howe’s arrival will be the last before the Imps opening game of the League 2 09/10 season against Barnet.