Holdsworth ‘looking forward’ to tough fixtures

After last Friday’s poor result and performance against top of the table Forest Green Rovers, Lincoln City manager, David Holdsworth has been quick to stress the importance of this weekend’s home game against Luton Town.

David Holdsworth spoke to the press prior to Lincoln City's match against Luton Town at the weekend. Photo: Andrew West
In the pre-match press call, Holdsworth said: “I have to give credit to our opposition [Forest Green Rovers]. They’re a club certainly going forward and we knew before the game they had quality players.

“You only have to look at their bench and the ones who are in the stand to understand where they are. I’ve got no qualms about the result, we came up against a better side and that happens.”

Looking ahead to the weekend’s game the Imps boss talked about injuries in the current squad. He said: “On Thursday we lost John Nutter. He’s our only recognised left which we really didn’t need prior to a game on the TV. But Paul Robson went in their and acquitted himself well. He stuck to his task against a really good player and did well on Friday.

“This month was always going to be a tough month coming up against four of the best teams in the league but I look forward to things like that!”

Holdsworth also congratulated goalkeeper, Paul Farman on his recent call up to the England C team: “I’m delighted for Paul. I know it’s not beyond what he can achieve and he certainly knows why I brought him to the football club and why I rate him so highly.

“For a young man, he’s got the credentials to go and play at a really high level. Since I’ve been at the club I’ve had Joe Anyon and he’s gone on to a league club and I don’t see why Paul can’t do the same.”

Speaking about his call up, Farman said: “To be fair, I got picked a while back to play against India, but it was called off because of the riots. Being picked again is great and I can’t wait to go away.

“I hate flying and I’ve got to travel to Albania. I honestly cannot stand flying but I can’t exactly walk there, can I?”

Lincoln City take on Luton Town this Saturday, October 6th at The 12th Imp Sincil Bank Stadium.

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