Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Steady as she goes.
I don’t know anyone who truly believed once the cup exploits were out of the way Lincoln City would sail majestically to the end of the season and gain promotion without really trying.
It’s certainly not turning out that way but I’m having to reappraise my view on the likely competitors for the big prize on the journey. This morning it’s Tranmere who gained two points on the Imps winning where City drew. City hang on to top spot though.
At one time I thought Dagenham & Redbridge were going to prove to be the main contenders in the run in but now it looks to be City, Tranmere and Forest Green Rovers. Of the three we’ve got to hope that City will have the resilience, squad and nerve to see the task through to completion. The cup money has been used wisely I think but of course no one expected City to go as far as they did in the knockout competitions, well the Trophy maybe but not the cup, so it was very much a matter of catching up but at least the money was there to reinforce the squad when it was needed.
Those squad players are going to need to step up to the plate hereon in if the Imps are to achieve the ultimate aim, as well as the first team maintain their focus.
There’s a job for us fans too and a difficult one. We’ve got to support and try not to let our nerves filter through to the players. It’s easier said than done but City’s home form is good and an away point is far from disastrous even given the circumstances.
Have a look at the remaining fixtures, there aren’t that many but more than Tranmere and FGR have and they have to play each other. City only have to play the fading Dagenham & Redbridge of the really big hitters.
It’s going to be a thrilling season end and we’ve been part of the squad all season. We must all continue to play our part.