Lincoln City sign Jon Nolan and Adi Yussuf
Lincoln City have completed the double signing of Stockport County midfielder Jon Nolan and striker Adi Yussuf from Burton Albion, both on free transfers.
Yussuf, 20, has signed a one-year deal with the Imps after struggled with a groin injury in his second season at the Pirelli Stadium last term.
Nolan, 21, who spent two seasons with the Conference North-bound Stockport, has also agreed a one-year contract.
Meanwhile, midfielder Alan Power has signed a new two-year deal at the club.
The 25-year-old, who was named the Imps' player of the season this year, has scored 15 times in 90 appearances since joining on a free transfer in 2011.
Lincoln manager Gary Simpson said it took a late-night dash to Manchester to seal the on-again, off-again deal for Nolan.
Lincoln manager Gary Simpson on the late-night dash to sign Jon Nolan from Stockport
“I was back to Manchester at 11 o'clock last night to sign him”
"It looked like the whole thing was dead in the water yesterday [Wednesday]," he told BBC Radio Lincolnshire.
"First, I thought I had done the deal last week when he came to see us, so he took the weekend to think about it.
"He gave us the decision on Monday, and I was going to Manchester to sign the boy when I got a phone call to explain that a big Conference club had put a financial package to him that was way above anything that we could get near.
"Then, after he spoke to that club and his agent, I got another phone call from the lad to say that for footballing reasons and his career he thought we were a better option and decided to resurrect talks.
"And so I was back to Manchester at 11:00 BST last night [Wednesday] to sign him."
On the signing of Yussuf, Simpson added: "He is a young boy that has had quite a few injuries, and while he is a bit of a gamble, if it pays off he could be a fantastic asset."