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Lincoln City fan says club are 'back where they belong'

It's been an incredible season for Lincoln City with an incredible run in the FA cup and winning a promotion to the football league.

Tonight the fans, players and club officials will be enjoying a bus parade through the city.

One fan told us "It's going to feel great like it has all season, I've enjoyed every minute of it."

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Spotted! Lincoln City open-top bus travelling to stadium

Our Sports Correspondent Steve Clamp has spotted the Lincoln City open-top bus on its way to Sincil Bank.

Thousands of people are expected to line the streets of Lincoln later to celebrate the clubs National League title win.

The Imps will leave the stadium at 6.30pm on board and make their way through the city to mark the club's success this season.

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In Pictures: Lincoln City celebrate return to Football League

Lincoln City are celebrating after their 2-1 win against Macclesfield and promotion back to the Football League.

Celebrations on the pitch Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire/PA Images
Lincoln City players with the cup Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire/PA Images
Lincoln City players cheering with fans Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire/PA Images
Lincoln City's Terry Hawkridge celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire/PA Images
Applause from Manager Danny Cowley after the game Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire/PA Images
Lincoln City's Elliott Whitehouse (right) and Macclesfield Town's Luke Summerfield battle for the ball Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire/PA Images
Lincoln City supporters invade the pitch after the match Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire/PA Images

Lincoln City promoted to English Football League

Lincoln City's Danny (left) and Nicky Cowley gesture on the touchline against Macclesfield Town Credit: PA

Lincoln City have been promoted back into the English Football League after six-years of absence.

Bradley Wood and Terry Hawkridge both returned to the City starting line-up for the final home game of the season against Macclesfield Town at Sincil Bank.

Lincoln City will now play in League Two after Terry Hawkridge scored the winning goal in the 76th minute. Lincoln won 2-1 against the Silkmen.

The victory has secured them the 2016/17 Vanarama National League title.

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Talks underway for possible civic ceremony to mark achievements of Lincoln City

The whole city is incredibly proud of our football club’s achievements in the FA Cup this season, and we strongly believe that this deserves to be recognised.

The positive effect this success has had across the city has been fantastic.

It has also put Lincoln in the national spotlight for visitors and investors and helped generate a huge amount of pride in the city.

I’m sure this will continue until the end of the season and everyone will get behind the Imps as they try to win the league and FA Trophy.

We are speaking with the football club this week to agree arrangements for a civic event at the end of the season and we will share full details of this when they are finalised.

– City of Lincoln Council spokesman
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