Imps have Shots in their sights

Lincoln City hope to extend their excellent form with victory over Aldershot Town on Tuesday, 15th February.

Six wins in seven outings has seen Steve Tilson’s men catapult themselves from the bottom of League Two and the grim prospect of non-league football to 13th place and mid-table safety.


Lincoln's form has dramatically improved in recent weeks. Photo: Tom Farmery

The Imps bounced back from a potentially demoralising 5-1 reverse at home to Shrewsbury last week with a convincing 2-0 win over Morecambe on Saturday and now have their sights set on breaching the top half of table for the first time this season.

A win over the Shots could see the Imps end the day as high as 10th should other results go their way.

At the other end of the form guide, Dean Holdsworth’s honeymoon period with Aldershot has been short-lived after an uninspiring run which has seen them take just three points from the last four games, drawing three. The currently sit in 16th place.

Despite recent form suggesting the Imps can expect to take all three points, history is not on their side; Aldershot boasting 16 previous wins compared to Lincoln’s nine, with 11 encounters ending in stalemate.

Tilson is likely to stick with the same side that served him so well against Morecambe, with the form of Ashley Grimes, Delroy Facey and Gavin McCallum in particular proving key to the Imps’ resurgence.

Tilson has no fresh injury concerns, whilst Mustapha Carayol’s late appearance on Saturday after a lengthy hamstring injury will provide him with a further boost.

Holdsworth, on the other hand, will have to check on the fitness of midfielder Manny Panther, who was withdrawn early in the second half of the Shot’s 0-0 draw with Macclesfield.

Kick off at the Recreation Ground is at 7.45pm.

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