Imps look to claw back points at Cheltenham

Lincoln City travel to Gloucestershire on Tuesday, January 25th to face Cheltenham Town, pushing for a place in the League Two play-offs.

The game is one of three league matches the Imps had rescheduled due to last year’s icy conditions, and a win could see Steve Tilson’s side climb out of the relegation zone.

After Saturday’s vital 4-3 win away to fellow-strugglers Stockport, Lincoln find themselves at the foot of the League Two table, two points from safety, but with as many as five games in hand over teams around them.


A win at Whaddon Road could see The Imps climb out of the League Two relegation zone for the first time in nearly three weeks. Photo: laurencehorton via Flickr

The pre-match stats don’t read well for Imps fans, though – their side haven’t beaten Cheltenham in 11 attempts, with the Robins winning eight of those encounters. The last time Lincoln did get one over Tuesday’s opponents was back in the 2000/01 season, when a goal from current Fleetwood Town striker Lee Thorpe was enough to seal a 1-0 victory.

In terms of team news, Mustapha Carayol is the only new injury doubt for the Imps, after the winger was forced off in the first half of the Stockport game with a groin strain. Clark Keltie and Gavin Hoyte remain unlikely to feature, as both attempt to shake off injuries.

Both Ben Hutchinson and Drewe Broughton are also bidding for recalls – the latter hasn’t featured for Steve Tilson’s side since the 2-2 draw with Hereford back in November, despite being named on every substitute’s bench since then.

Cheltenham will be without Andy Gallinagh, who recently had a hernia operation, and the game is likely to come too soon for fellow centre back Martin Riley, who returned to training this week after a hamstring injury.

Kick-off at Whaddon Road is at 7.45pm.

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