The first Twitter transfer Lincoln push through loan for Newport's Thomson in 140 characters
16:51 GMT, 2 January 2013
16:52 GMT, 2 January 2013
Trinidad and Tobago Jake Thomson signed for Lincoln City on a month-long loan today from Newport County – but it took a bit of Twitter wrangling to push the move through.
The Welsh side announced on their official account at 1pm this afternoon that the deal had been completed, only for fellow Conference club Lincoln to immediately shoot back and deny it.
The Imps Twitter account replied: 'Can you therefore get the paperwork signed and sent to us so the move can be completed'
Twitter transfer! Lincoln took offence at Newport's claims that a loan deal for Jake Thomson had been completed
They later snapped back at another Twitter user who had simply told them to pick up the phone to complete negotiations, writing: 'Surely the unprofessional approach is announcing a loan move that hasn't even happened yet'
23-year-old Thomson did complete his move later in the day and is eligible to make his Lincoln debut at Ebbsfleet United on Saturday.
Loan deal: Trinidad and Tobago international Thomson in action for Cheltenham Town
He joined Newport from Forest Green Rovers and has so far made 16 appearances this season.
Capped twice by the Caribbean nation, he has previously played for Southampton, Bournemouth, Torquay, Cheltenham and Exeter City.