Lincoln City have confirmed that Jorge Grant has agreed a new deal with the club until 2023.

The 26-year-old has been vital to the Imps’ success so far this season, scoring 11 goals and registering five assists in all competitions, remaining virtually ever-present in Michael Appleton’s line-up.

Grant has featured in 30 of Lincoln’s 33 games so far this season, paying testament to his fitness and the trust placed in him by his manager. He has been key at vital moments of the season to, most notably against Wigan Athletic, when his superb free-kick helped the Imps come from behind to win 2-1.

After agreeing his new deal, Grant said: “I am delighted, there is huge ambition at the club and the whole structure we have is something I am happy to be a part of.

“I am thankful that the Gaffer has pushed me to make the most out of my potential. It won’t stop now because I want to carry on doing what I have been doing this season.

“I am really happy at the moment.”

Much like his team-mates, Grant has improved massively this season. Although he registered eight assists, he scored just twice last season. Part of his role can be put down to him being one of the senior players in the dressing room; the 26-year-old is vice-captain and is a prominent figure at set-plays.

Grant has been negotiations with the club for a number of weeks now, and Appleton is pleased to get the deal over the line.

He said: “We are delighted to keep Jorge at the club, he has played an important role this season and it is a pleasure to work with him.

“He has really grown in stature as a player and has put in some outstanding performances in a number of positions.

“Jorge has also shown determination and a high level of maturity in the dressing room and has led by example when given the captain’s armband. He is a real asset to this football club, and we will continue to work hard to achieve our goals.”