Lincoln City manager Chris Moyses has fired a warning shot to his out of contract players as he looks to tie down their futures before the summer.

A number of players including Tom Miller, Jake Caprice and Jon Nolan are all available to leave the club on a free when their contracts expire at the end of the season and Moyses says they need to be careful when deciding their futures.

“The grass is never greener,” said Moyses. “I like to think we look after players very well as a football club and that’s why I think, hopefully, we will be able to get some of them to stay.

Will the likes of Tom Miller be playing at Sincil Bank next season?
Will the likes of Tom Miller be playing at Sincil Bank next season?

“I think what you’ve got is agents who give players numerous options nowadays. They talk to them on a daily basis on what they can and can’t do.”

Moyses says negotiations are ongoing although it could be a drawn out process as they look to sort out what is best for both parties.

“Negotiations are ongoing. It is going to be a long drawn out process.

“It will certainly go into the off-season. People are aware of the circumstances and we’ve got to come up with something that will keep them at the football club.

“It can’t be all good for the player and not good for Lincoln City, there’s got to be a balance and it is about getting that balance right.”

Moyses also confirmed that the club have shortlisted a number of players they are interested in signing during the summer and believes the pull of the club could be important.

“There is a couple of players I want to bring in no matter what.

“Lincoln City as a football club its infrastructure is Football League. We are a Football League club to all extents and purposes bar the league status and that has an attraction to quite a few players.”

The Imps take on Forest Green Rovers on Saturday at Sincil Bank without Arnaud Mendy,  who will definitely miss out through injury, whilst midfielder Jon Nolan is rated 50/50 as he struggles with a hamstring problem.

Moyses has sent his scouts to watch Forest Green and knows what to expect from the play-off chasers.

“We are aware of what they have got and it is definitely going to be a battle.”

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