Lincoln United's Henry Moore

Lincoln United have confirmed two more signings as they continue to bolster their squad ahead of the 2024/25 season.

The Whites’ board, along with new manager Scott Hellewell, will likely be busy over the coming weeks following the departures of nine players in the recently published retained list.

Lincoln announced, via their X (formerly Twitter) account, that they had sealed the signature of defender Tom Hipwell. The former Grimsby Town youth player joins from Grimsby Borough and becomes the second signing of the Hellewell era at Ashby Avenue.

The young defender said: “I’ve played against [Lincoln United] a couple of times and it’s a really nice club, really nice setup, so I can’t wait to get started.”

Lincoln United's Tom Hipwell
Former Grimsby Town youngster Tom Hipwell becomes Lincoln United’s second summer signing. Credit: Ed Mayes Photography

The business for the day was not done there though, as United later announced a second signing. Henry Moore [picture at the top of the page], who is also formerly of Grimsby Town and Grimsby Borough, joins from Winterton Rangers.

He follows the new management team from their previous club, Winterton, who last season were relegated from step four in their first campaign at that level.

Moore, a centre-back, joins Hipwell in becoming part of a defence which seemingly needs bolstering following the recent departures of club captain Callum Foster and player of the season Mitch Griffiths.

Gregg Smith the First Signing:

Lincoln United's Gregg Smith
Former Gainsborough Trinity striker Gregg Smith has joined Lincoln United. Credit: Ed Mayes Photography

These two signings come in addition to the confirmation that experienced striker Gregg Smith had signed on the dotted line for Lincoln.

It was announced on Friday that the ex-Gainsborough Trinity man was the first signing of Hellewell’s term as manager. It comes as the new management team look to build a squad that can challenge for promotion in the coming year.

Smith, formerly of Grantham Town, Sleaford Town and Retford United, said: “I’m ready and excited. I’ve played against them a couple of times and it’s a really nice club, really nice setup, so I can’t wait to get started.”

Feature Image Credit: Ed Mayes Photography