Lincoln City  Midfielder Alex Woodyard has signed a new contract keeping him at the club until summer 2018.

Alex Woodyard was pleased to sign a new contract. (Photo: Anil Lall)

Woodyard has made 41 appearances for the Imps this season and quickly became a fan’s favourite at Sincil Bank after following Danny and Nicky Cowley from Braintree Town in the summer.

Football League clubs as high as the Championship have been watching the England C international’s progress but Woodyard wants to play in the Football League next season with the Imps.

Woodyard told the media: “I’m really excited to sign for another year. I think the club is going in the right direction and I’ve really enjoyed my time so far. It was a no-brainer really.”

“I have great team mates at this club, a brilliant managerial staff and fantastic support from the fans which has been very enjoyable, so it was an easy decision.

“This will be a good football league club again. It’s much bigger than a lot of current league one and two clubs in terms of size and support.”

Imps manager Danny Cowley, said he was ‘delighted’ with Woodyard’s decision to remain at the club for another year.

“Alex has been a massive part of the success we’ve had this year, it really is great news for the club that he’s signed a new contract,” Cowley said.

“Nicky and I wouldn’t be in this position with out the contribution Alex has given us.”

Cowley finished off the press conference with an in-direct message to the others players in his squad whose contracts are coming to an end: “It’s a brilliant football club, you would be mad not to re-sign.”