Howells To Stay permanently then? It would appear the Imps are aiming to sign MK Dons Luke Howell on a permanent deal – at least until the end of the season. Comments by Tilson to the local media at yesterday’s press conference suggest this hinges on the lad negotiating a severance package with Milton Keynes in time for the transfer deadline on Monday. There is of course also the more pressing issue of tomorrows game with Port Vale, with the lad potentially unable to play unless a deal can be brokered today. Steve Tilson told the BBC Lincolnshire and the Echo "If you want to progress as a team then you need players like him around because his work-rate and energy are absolutely fantastic. I want to keep him here until the end of the season and I am hoping we can have that done before midday today. But, obviously, I have one eye on next season and he's certainly somebody I would like to keep here for longer if I can. Luke has a few things to sort out at MK Dons first, but hopefully it all be done in time for tomorrow." There is a midfielder on the way in but more of that in a who is later…. Patience Imps patience.