Lincoln City: Paul Farman recalled from loan for FA Cup tie

Paul Farman
Farman has made six FA Cup appearances for Lincoln in the past two seasons

Lincoln City have been forced to recall goalkeeper Paul Farman from a loan spell with Boston for Saturday's FA Cup final qualifying round tie at Alfreton.

Nick Townsend is on a season-long loan at Sincil Bank from Birmingham City.

But the Championship club have withdrawn permission for Townsend, 19, to play in the competition, at least until they have a new manager in place.

There is a clause in his contract with Lincoln, allowing Birmingham to recall him to St Andrew's in January.

Farman, 24, has been with Lincoln since the summer of 2012, following a previous loan spell, and has made 85 appearances for the club.

He joined Conference North club Boston last month in an initial three-month loan deal.