Going into the hectic festive period of games, The Imps’ boss Danny Cowley is looking forward to the challenge and is pleased with his team’s progress in SkyBet League Two so far but knows he and his players need to stay focussed to continue to build on what has been a good start.
“We’ve had to work really hard to get into the position we’re in and for me that makes it even better. We should be really pleased with the position we’re in, but at the same time respectful of the league and know everyone can beat everyone in this division. There could be two disappointing results then you drop to mid table, so we’re not getting carried away.” He said.
While many people around the City will be indulging in an extra portion of food or two and appreciating the Christmas spirit, Cowley says his players are only thinking of one thing, putting in performances to get the points for the Imps.
“I trust my players implicitly; I don’t need to put any more trust into them. There are distractions around this time for some but we’re professional people, we’ve got four games in nine days and twelve points to play for. We know these twelve points could have a huge impact on this season, we want to get as many of those as we can and give everyone in Lincoln a good Christmas.”
Finally speaking in front of the assembled press, and over 100 children who the City boss invited to the pre match press conference as part of the Lincoln City Sport and Education Trust’s Christmas Holiday Club, he reserved special praise for the supporters.
“It’s great to see so many people here in Lincoln City kits, when we first arrived there were so many people wearing Man United, Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal kits when we looked out onto the 3G surface at the back of Sincil Bank, now it’s so good to see so many in our colours now. The fans are so important to the future of the club, we need you to drive the energy, we’re all proud to be Lincoln City. Just being there last season you would have seen the influence you all had. You drove the players, you were their fuel, on a football pitch you allowed us to play at such high energy, we would have never got to the quarter final of the FA Cup or won the League without your contribution. So thank you to you all, keep doing it, keep right behind us and from Nicky, all the players, the staff and myself we wish you all a very Merry Christmas.”