Lincoln City reject Barrow AFC offer for striker Matt Rhead

Matt Rhead
Matt Rhead helped Corby reach the FA Cup first round in 2011, before joining Mansfield in January 2012

Lincoln City have rejected a "five-figure offer" from National League rivals Barrow for striker Matt Rhead.

The 31-year-old former Corby Town player is the Imps' leading scorer this season, with 18 goals from 31 appearances in all competitions.

Rhead joined Lincoln on a free transfer in May, after he rejected a new contract at League Two side Mansfield.

"The offer might have bought his left leg, that's about it," manager Chris Moyses told BBC Radio Lincolnshire.

"There's a relationship there between the manager (Paul Cox) and Matt. I think he brought Matt out of non-league football into full-time football at Mansfield.

"There's a connection there but Matt's happy at Lincoln, he's scoring goals, he's playing very well and long may that continue."

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