Earlier today, The Imps had a productive afternoon in the build-up to returning to action at Sincil Bank this weekend, as a strong Imps’ squad took on Chesterfield in a behind closed doors game.
The teams took to the pitch at the home of the Spireites, and the squad game featured a host of the Imps first team regulars against John Sheridan’s men and come the final whistle the quality of the visitors shone through as they ran out 4-1 winners.
The City goals came courtesy of a brace from Lee Angol, a Shay McCartan set piece and a back post finish from James Wilson at the ProAct Stadium.
The pick of the goals was arguably one from Angol which was a terrific individual finish, the striker showing all his skill and composure to chip the Chesterfield ‘keeper from open play, before McCartan tried to top that when the Northern Irishman fired home a terrific set piece from distance into the top corner giving the Spireites ‘keeper no chance and Wilson netted from an expertly worked set piece, nodding home at the back post.
For City manager, Danny Cowley, he says it was the perfect way for the squad to continue their build up to the game against Northampton Town at Sincil Bank on Saturday.
“The boys played very well, their application and attitude was first class, I have to say they played some terrific football. Of course, if I’m critical, I would liked to have seen us score a few more, but overall I’m happy as it was a very good run out for the team and off the back of that today, we’re now looking forward even more to being back at home in front of our fans against Northampton this weekend.”
Speaking of the run of games which has seen the Imps mainly feature away from home since before the hectic Festive period, Danny says the form shown by his side has given them a good platform to continue the quest for success and it’s vital that everyone continues to play their part, including the supporters.
“Yes, it’s been a tough run for us, having had seven games out of our last nine that have been away from home, but although it’s been difficult, we’re also in a good moment as we’ve only lost one of our last 14 league games.
“It won’t be easy, but now as I say we can look forward to getting back in front of our fans and with five home games coming up in the next seven, their support will be vital.”
Tickets are selling fast for the game on Saturday against The Cobblers but there are some still available to purchase online HERE or in person at the Sincil Bank ticket office.