BEEVERS SIGNS FOR LINCOLN
Beevers Is Back!
redimps.co.uk, 14th May 2015
We are pleased to announce that Lee Beevers has signed a two-year contract with the Club following his release by Mansfield Town.
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Beevers, who made 175 appearances for the Imps in all competitions between 2005 and 2009, had been with Mansfield for the past couple of seasons, helping the Stags to the Conference title in 2012/13
The former Welsh under-21 international initially joined the Imps loan from Boston United in February 2005 before the move was made permanent with the former Ipswich Town youngster joining for an undisclosed fee.
After representing his country at youth level, Beevers won his first Welsh under-21 cap in their game against Germany in January 2005 and followed this up with five more U21 caps following his arrival at Sincil Bank.
A successful 2006/07 campaign saw Beevers named as the supporters’ “Player of the Season” and he spent a further two years with the Imps before joining Colchester United. Injuries restricted his playing time in Essex, however, and he subsequently joined Mansfield after a year with Walsall.
Lee Beevers completes Lincoln City return
Lincolnshire Echo, May 14, 2015
Lee Beevers has returned to Lincoln City after agreeing a two-year deal with the club.
The former Mansfield Town defender is the Imps' second signing of the day following the arrival of striker Matt Rhead, also from the Stags.
Read more: http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/VIDEO-Lee-Beevers-completes-Lincoln-City-return/story-26503093-detail/story.html#ixzz3a8M1yHCI
"It's something that's been in the pipeline for a long time. I almost came back in January on loan, but that didn't work out," said Beevers.
"I want to help the club get back where it belongs, which is the Football League.
"It's brilliant to be back at the club. A few things have changed, but a lot of things look very familiar too."
The former Boston United defender, who can play anywhere across the back four, enjoyed a successful first spell with the Imps after arriving from the Pilgrims in 2005, playing in three League Two play-off campaigns.
After leaving City in 2009, he went on to play for Colchester United and Walsall before joining Mansfield in 2012, winning promotion from the Conference Premier a year later.
Defender Lee Beevers wants return to Lincoln City
Lincolnshire Echo, May 14, 2015
Lee Beevers has issued a come-and-get-me plea to Lincoln City boss Chris Moyses as he bids for a return to Sincil Bank.
Read more: http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Defender-Lee-Beevers-wants-return-Lincoln-City/story-26501457-detail/story.html#ixzz3a7bl3Vf9
The defender was a loan target of Imps in January, but his club Mansfield Town blocked the deal.
The 31-year-old has revealed he was frustrated that move did not come off back then.
However, after being released by the Stags at the end of the season, he is eager for it to happen this time.
"It was a frustrating time really," said Beevers, who was with the Imps from 2005 to 2009.
"I wasn't playing at Mansfield and it was all agreed five or six days prior. On the Sunday night I was all set to go to Lincoln on Monday morning, but it got blocked and I was told I was needed at Mansfield.
"It was a bit strange as I wanted to play games and it would have been good to come back to Lincoln, where I had some great years. So it was a good opportunity. Unfortunately it never happened.
"It would be nice to come back here. I had some good years here. I will just have to wait and see.
"I wasn't retained by Mansfield, so I'm out there and open to offers. It's a case of putting my name around and seeing what comes from it."
Beevers has accepted he may have to wait for any discussions to take place as players and managers take time off.
However, he stressed he is not afraid to take the step down from the Football League to the Conference, and would love to help another side to promotion, like he did with Mansfield in 2013.
"I've not had discussions yet," said the former Ipswich Town trainee, who was at Sincil Bank last Saturday to play in a fundraising game for the club's youth academy.
"It's come to the end of the season and the managers will sit down with chairmen and people talk about budgets.
"It's the only time managers get to have a holiday, as well as the players.
"So I think for these first couple of weeks people step away from it all. It's the end of May where people will see where they are at.
"As for the step down, there's not too much of a difference between the Football League and the Conference.
"There are quite a few good teams in the Conference that should be in the League, and Lincoln is one of them.
"I played a season in the Conference with Mansfield and we managed to get promotion.
"Some of the teams you play in the League make you wonder why they are there as there are better footballing teams in the Conference.
"However, with only one automatic promotion place and the rest fighting for the play-offs, you can get bogged down in there.
"It was a fantastic season with Mansfield when we got promoted.
"It didn't start too well. At Christmas time we were in mid-table, but we went on a fantastic run and managed to secure it on the final day of the season. It's something I'd love to do again."
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