United head to table-toppers Lincoln City today for Friday’s big match with some confidence after going five games unbeaten away from home.
United’s 1-1 draw against Aldershot last Saturday made it 13 points gained against teams that currently sit in the top five places in the National League. If that number climbed then it would be another step in the club’s bid for survival in the National League.
Player-manager Kevin Nicholson isn’t flinching from his focus to take one game at a time. When asked about our next two games at this week’s press call, the Gaffer was quick to bring everyone’s focus back to Lincoln City, and on his players keeping the high standards they have achieved in recent weeks.
“They’re in a good place, but the picture can change really quickly so they have to stay focused,” said Nicholson. “They have got to stay minute-by-minute during that game, concentrating on what I have asked them to do.
Lincoln have had an extraordinary season so far, taking into account their National League form and their run in the FA Cup. The dangers are pretty obvious according to the Gaffer:
“They are a very physical side. If you look at their goal-scoring stats you’ve obviously got Matt Rhead, who has scored the most. Their third and fourth top goal scorers are their centre halves. So their set-plays are dangerous, they’re well organized. They have an excellent manager [Danny Cowley] who has really matured over the last couple of years and you have seen how hard he works, and the details he has got on every player in this league is exceptional.”
“They have strength in depth; they’ve got a decent sized squad. They have players sitting on the bench that would get in most teams at this level. They are relentless at what they do.”
Courtney Richards has been ruled out for the season and Dan Sparkes is also not in contention for a place in the matchday squad. Myles Anderson returns from suspension and is available for selection.
Whether Sparkes will be available for Monday’s visit of Braintree Town is still unknown.
“Lawsy [Gareth Law] is working hard with him to try and get him back and available. I need a fit Dan Sparkes, not somebody who is desperate to get out there. I need him to be able to contribute and be at his best. We’ll make sure he is ready before we put him out there.”
One is for sure, the Yellow Army will have a say in the club’s survival in the National League. If you are going to the match then please get behind the lads from the first whistle.
Lincoln City Vs Torquay United | 14/04/17 | Kick-Off 3pm
Lincoln City FC
Sincil Bank Stadium
Lincoln offer savings for adults/concessions & juniors. An adult and a child can enter for just £20 (concession & junior £15) but this offer is only available before kick-off from the ticket office and not at the turnstile.
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Match Day Ticket Prices:
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Student (full-time with ID)
Family Adult + Junior (ticket office only)
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