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Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Imps shuffle the pack in early encounters.

Chris Moyses has had no hesitation in leaving out established players as the fixtures come thick and fast. Alan Power was on the bench for last Saturdays away test against the league leaders.

At the same time, whilst admitting players need their recovery time the management have sent a clear message to players that any dip in form will be rewarded with a “rest”.

Goalkeeping coach David Preece explained the clubs philosophy to the Echo:-

"It's early in the season and the lads are fit as a fiddle. Two games in a row is not going to hurt them at all,"
"If we do have to look at the players' fitness then we will. You have to look at Alan Power. He's worked really hard in pre-season to come back and look really sharp. However, he's put that much effort in he's had a bit of a dip.
"He got taken out and then when he comes back on the pitch again and he's fresh again.
"We go into the match in a good position. We've got five points out of the first three games and we are unbeaten. We are looking tight at the back and we will want to try and win all our home games."

Defender Luke Waterfall was not too chuffed to be pegged back by Eastleigh but felt that, on reflection a draw might have been a better result than first thought:-

"It was disappointing to concede against Eastleigh, especially from a personal point of view because as a defender you'd like a clean sheet, I think Eastleigh will be up there come the end of the season, so it will be a good point when we look back.”

On to tonight then and the visit of Macclesfield and another stern test. Will the Imps emerge victorious?

Come down to the Bank to find out.

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