Friday, 7 April 2017
Back to business.
Just three weeks to go to restore Lincoln City’s pride and after Mondays performance I have every confidence in the squads ability to achieve the ultimate prize, our league place back.
Like you, I suspect and the team and managers, whatever they may say, I was glued to my phone on Tuesday to check the fortunes of our main rivals Tranmere as first they raced to a two goal lead, then got pegged back and finally won in the last moments of their game. Fair play to them, it will just make our minds even more focussed on the matter in hand.
What gives me confidence is the manner of the win against Dagenham & Redbridge. I’ve seen City play better this season but they battered their opponents with no trace of any fatigue and showed they had lost none of their desire and were still full of energy even after the games they’ve had.
Danny Cowley told the press that performance merited a couple of days off for the players:-
“The boys were outstanding on Monday evening, their energy and intensity was fantastic. It says a lot about their physical condition at the moment and also says a lot about their mental toughness.
“This is the first time they have had a couple of days off together since Christmas and it was just the right time really to recharge the batteries mentally and physically and to have a bit of time away from each other.
It’s to be hoped that this will have the desired effect as we enter another intense league period which sees the Imps play tomorrow then Tuesday and then on Good Friday.
It would be nice to think by Saturday week City’s task will be clearer and the other protagonists fallen away a bit but I wouldn’t bank on it.