Lincoln City's signings have desire - David Holdsworth

David Holdsworth

Lincoln City boss David Holdsworth says his new signings have shown their desire to play at Sincil Bank by turning down other clubs.

Defender Ashley Westwood, striker Rob Duffy and midfielder Gary Mills all completed moves to the Imps on Monday.

"The boys have taken this opportunity when they have had other options," he told BBC Radio Lincolnshire.

"So it really does send the message out that these players actually want to come and play for myself and the city."

Imps pair Peter Bore and Paul Robson also signed new one-year deals and Holdsworth has revealed the club are still discussing terms with other players, although it looks like midfielder Tom Miller will leave.

"I've been a little bit disappointed as it appears I have lost Tom Miller, so that is an area we must look to get experience in. I did try to keep him but unfortunately I wasn't able to.

"Some players were offered deals. Obviously dealing with their monetary demands at the moment is the hardest part for me.

"Some of those players are over pricing themselves and that's due to them doing well, and secondly, their agents."

Holdsworth guided his side clear of relegation after taking over last October and is keen to finalise his transfer dealings as soon as possible so he can focus on the next campaign.

"I can't put a finger on when we'll be settled, but the sooner the better for me," he said.

"That gives me a chance to work with a settled squad - hopefully we can achieve that.

"At the moment things are progressing nicely. I'm pleased with where we are but there are still things slightly up in the air."

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