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Friday, 18 November 2016

City no longer Green with envy.

There was a time Lincoln City wouldn’t have travelled to the south west the day before a match and certainly wouldn’t have been having a training session courtesy of Aston Villa. In fact courtesy of our old friend and favourite Terry Fleming who set up the facility for the Imps. How times change.

Tomorrow’s game v Forest Green Rovers is one City will be looking to get something from particularly a win as FGR are well ahead of the Imps in points if not in league position. If City are to close the gap they know what they have to do.

Danny Cowley told the Echo yesterday that he is willing to be patient in his quest for reinforcements although a little bird told me, well it was on BBC Radio Lincolnshire, that he will be talking to a possible recruit this morning. Well as the Imps are doing those of us with long enough memories will recall the Imps being at the top of League Two but did not reinforce at Christmas and subsequently fell away. We don’t want that this time but by the same token we don’t want to get a reputation for paying good money for any old players. We’ve had enough of those in the past.

Cowley explained that it’s not that easy in any event getting in new blood because of restrictions on league clubs which in turn makes them reluctant to move players on:-

"Even though we haven't got a window, it's still difficult," said the Sincil Bank supremo
"It's certainly more difficult this season than last season because there are more restrictions on the Football League clubs.
"As a consequence, Football League clubs are very careful about letting players out because they can only sign players during the windows. It has stagnated the market so we may have to wait until January.
"And what we don't want to do is bring people in for the sake of it, they've got to be the right players."

Whether or not City add to the squad today it’s unlikely to have much bearing on tomorrows team but I understand the meeting is at Sincil Bank so presumably we’re looking at a non league player who will fancy playing in such (relatively) well appointed surroundings in front of a well above average crowd.

It’s a big one alright and on TV too tomorrow. These really are momentous time for us Imps.

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