City boss Sutton: “We still have a long way to go”

Lincoln City manager Chris Sutton has told his players not to get carried away after consecutive victories. | Photo: Lincoln City F.C.
Lincoln City manager Chris Sutton has told his players not to get carried away after consecutive victories. | Photo: Lincoln City F.C.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s trip to Northampton Town, Lincoln manager Chris Sutton has told his players to keep their feet firmly on the ground.

The former England international has had an impressive start to his managerial career, guiding Lincoln City to consecutive 1-0 wins against Aldershot and Macclesfield Town.

“We’ve had a decent start but we’ve got a long way to go. Two wins have put us just below mid-table and if we don’t keep that going we’ll soon slip down, on the other hand if we keep the momentum we’ll be pushing up the table. At the moment we’re taking it game by game.”

Sutton, who took over the managerial reigns at Sincil Bank from Peter Jackson two weeks ago, has wasted no time in stamping his authority on the side. Having already signed Adam Watts and Anthony Pulis on loan from Fulham and Southampton respectively, Sutton has handed a short-term contract to Bermudan international winger Khano Smith.

Smith, who last played in the MLS, will join until January but with international clearence still pending he will not be available for Saturday’s trip to the Cobblers.

Sutton has not ruled out further loan signings, and is looking to extend the loan deal of midfielder Sergio Torres from Peterborough.

“The situation with Torres is still ongoing, obviously we’d like him to stay but its not as simple as that, we’ll have to see what happens. If we feel we can bring somebody in who will improve the side then we’ll do that.”

The Imps welcome back Hungarian centre back Janos Kovacs, who missed last weeks win at Macclesfield through suspension, and right back Cian Hughton returns from international duty with the Republic of Ireland Under 21s. Left back Joe Heath is nearing full fitness after completing 90 minutes in reserve team’s 4-2 win against Scunthorpe United in mid-week. Striker Paul Connor and defender Paul Green are still sidelined through injury.

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