England C rejection drives Lincoln City's Paul Farman on
Lincoln City goalkeeper Paul Farman has revealed that missing out on selection to England C has driven him forward.
The Imps stopper had been in good form early in the season, but was not named when England C manager Paul Fairclough picked his side to face Latvia last month.
The side, made up of non-league players under the age of 23, lost the match 1-0 in Riga.
Farman has already had two call-ups, however, he has not played yet due to exceptional circumstances.
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His first call-up was scuppered when the opposition, India Under-23s, pulled out and his second in Albania was washed out due to flooding in the stadium.
Farman has not been put off and is determined to impress with Lincoln and earn himself another call-up.
“I was disappointed that I missed out on selection and I also thought my team-mate Andrew Boyce would be looked at,” said Farman.
“However, I used that to drive me on for the next one. There is another game coming up in November. I would like to think I would be in contention.
“Fairclough would have been at Barnet and I think they have been at other games.”
Farman was outdone by a wonder goal by Barnet’s Keanu Marsh-Brown in the 1-1 draw between the sides at the Hive last month.
However, he has since kept clean sheets at home to Southport and on Saturday against Hyde.
And while keeping a clean sheet is satisfying for Farman, the new scoreboard at Sincil Bank is proving to be torture as he counts down the seconds to the final whistle.
“I’m trying not to look at it,” admitted Farman.
“It seems to drag when I look at it. When I’ve got a clean sheet it makes it worse. Then the fourth official can go and put up four more minutes, but I don’t care as long as I don’t concede.”