Big Match Preview: Imps v Burton Albion

Defeat against Stevenage on Saturday meant that it was two consecutive defeats for the Imps, and just one goal in their last three outings.

However, manager Chris Sutton witnessed a much-improved performance from his charges on Saturday, and is hopeful that they can add to their solitary win this season with victory over Burton Albion on Tuesday, September 28th, themselves without a win in three.


Chris Sutton is hoping his side can rediscover their scoring touch. Photo: Tom Farmery

There are no fresh injury concerns for Sutton, who will have to continue without captain Scott Kerr, who serves the second game of his three match ban.

Burton, too, have no new injury worries, with only long-term absentee Nathan Stanton (hamstring) missing out on the trip across the Midlands. As a result, there is a strong possibility that both teams will field unchanged sides from the ones that played on Saturday.

Despite their disappointing recent form, Paul Peschisolido’s men sit tenth in League Two and possess one of the league’s most potent goal threats in Shaun Harrad. Already this season, Harrad has six goals to his name, including an excellent hat-trick against Rotherham.

Sutton believes that nullifying him will be an important factor in tomorrow night’s game.

He said: “He [Harrad] is a good player. He scored a fantastic hat-trick against Rotherham. I’ve got say, I think the third goal he scored was something that any team at any level would have been proud of.┬áHe’s a handful and he’ll be a menace tomorrow night. Keeping him under wraps will be a big part of the game.”

The former Celtic forward added that he hoped to see similar sharpness from his own forwards in the coming games.

He said: “Sometimes you need a break, but in sport you’ve got to make your own luck. What we must not do is get our heads down and feel sorry for ourselves. If you keep getting in there and you’re not frightened to miss then we’ll be fine. We must not have people who are going to hide.

“We’re creating chances. People have got to start getting on the end of them.”

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