City looking for first win in 7 at high-flying Bury

– Kelvin Defty contributed with this article.

Lincoln City make the trip to Bury on Good Friday aiming to pick up their first away since February and all but guarantee their place in League Two next season.

A win for the Imps would see them reach the 50 point safety mark set by manager Steve Tilson but a loss could see them slip within 3 points of the relegation zone should other results go against them.


Ryan Lowe will be a major threat to City's backline. Photo: Ingy the Wingy via Flickr

Bury on the other hand are in good form, and caretaker manager Richie Barker has won his first four games in charge of the Shakers.  A win would move them another step closer to securing automatic promotion from League Two as they sit poised in 2nd behind runaway leaders Chesterfield.  

Last time out, Lincoln picked up a valuable point against Crewe Alexandra, their first point in 6 matches. Paul Green scored the only goal on his return to the first team and the defender will be looking to retain his place in the starting line-up as City play two games in four days over the Easter period.

Ben Hutchinson started as the loan striker against the Railwaymen and he looks all set to lead the line once more with top-scorer Ashley Grimes serving the final game of his two-match suspension.

Club captain Delroy Facey is ruled out for the season with a long-term shoulder injury but Adam Watts could return to the heart of City’s defence after missing the last game through illness.

The pair last met in the reverse fixture in November when Bury thumped Lincoln 5-0. Two goals each from Nicky Ajose and the League Two top scorer Ryan Lowe complimented Andy Haworth’s opener at Sincil Bank. Ajose and Lowe have scored 37 league goals between them this season and they will be gunning to continue Barker’s 100% win record since Alan Knill’s departure for Scunthorpe last month.

Kick off at Gigg Lane is at 3pm.

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