Lincoln City manager Chris Moyses feels ‘let down’ and ‘little bit sore’ about striker Liam Hearn’s shock loan move to Barrow AFC.

The striker, who has scored eight goals in 17 appearances this season, requested the move via his agent on Thursday morning.

Chris Moyses feels hurt after Liam Hearn's loan exit. Photo: Danny Adamson
Chris Moyses feels hurt after Liam Hearn’s loan exit. Photo: Danny Adamson

At his weekly press conference, Moyses explained how the events unfolded.

“We got back at one o’clock on Thursday morning (from Boreham Wood) and at eight o’clock in the morning my phone rings.

“It was Liam’s agent saying that Liam wants to go to Barrow – simple as that. It was the first I’d heard of it in any way, shape or form.

“This football club is built on proper people now and I didn’t see that one coming. I couldn’t predict that one at all and it hurts me to a degree the fact that I thought I knew people and I don’t.”

The Imps boss also expressed his frustration at the timing of the move as he believes he has now been left short upfront for the Christmas period.

“If he’d have been up front and honest and said that he wanted to get out and go then I could’ve dealt with it because I could’ve had a plan B.

“But I didn’t get a chance to get a plan B. I had nowhere to go to try and get somebody back.”

Meanwhile, focusing on matters on the pitch, City host Welling United at Sincil Bank this weekend.

The Imps lie in the play-off positions, in 5th spot ahead of the weekend’s fixtures, but Chris Moyses thinks there is more to come from his side.

“I don’t think we’ve actually hit top gear at all yet this season; only in brief spells. When we do it will be a sight to behold.”

“It’s important that we carry on with the home wins and get ourselves firmly cemented in the playoffs.”