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O'Connor: We showed grit and determination

9 February 2019

Michael O’Connor believes Lincoln City have the grit and determination needed to get promoted at the end of the season following Lincoln City’s 1-1 draw with Northampton Town.

Bruno Andrade's fine finish from John Akinde's knockdown had given City the lead, but a manic final few minutes of the first half, which saw Harry Anderson receive a red card, and Aaron Pierre levelling for the visitors, saw the scores all-square.

O’Connor explained how you couldn’t tell the difference between the two sides despite Northampton's one-man advantage.

“We want to win all our home games and it is two points dropped for us today," he said.

“We were down to 10 men but carried ourselves well in the second half. 

“The sending off changed the game but I thought that in the second half you couldn’t tell who had 10 men and who had 11.” 

City remain at the top of the SkyBet League Two table with 61 points to their name and a game in hand over second placed Mansfield Town who lost 1-0 to Newport this afternoon.

The former Northern Ireland midfielder went on to speak about how he was proud of his team mates work rate.

“It was a challenge today and all the lads put a good shift in but it was just one of these days where it is two points dropped," he added. 

“We have a good set of lads here at Lincoln and a good togetherness, the subs who came on today put a shift in.”

O’Connor who arrived at Sincil Bank over the summer, finished by explaining the healthy competition currently in the side following the January transfer window before speaking about how the side are working hard to get promoted.

“There are two spaces to every spot so it keeps every on their toes, the boys put their head down and work hard every week.  

“I was disappointed last week against County, I didn’t think I was good enough personally but I will always give it my all and my best for the club.

“We know what we have to do to get out of this league and we showed determination and grit.”

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