Consistency is key for Simpson

Yesterday, Waide Fairhurst, Sean Newton and manager Gary Simpson took time out of their morning training session to talk to the press ahead of Saturday’s game against Salisbury.


Gary Simpson is keen for his players to stay focussed after their good start

The in-form Fairhurst spoke first and fielded a number of questions, with the most notable answers involving his relationship with Ben Tomlinson and Lincoln’s chances this season, following on from their terrific start in the Skrillx Premier League.

On his partnership with Tomlinson, Fairhurst talked about their relationship at Macclesfield, and how even though Tomlinson moved on, they still kept in touch.

Fairhurst admitted that they do have their disagreements, “We have a few arguments but we’ve got a togetherness and we’ll do anything for each other. Plus, we’ve been scoring goals together and that’s the main thing.”

Fairhurst also sent out a defiant message, saying “We’re not in this division to finish tenth.”

“In this league, we should be feared. We’re better than anybody in this division. We’ve played the likes of Forest Green and Wrexham and we’ve given them a lesson.”

Newton reiterated the positive vibe emanating from the Lincoln dressing room, saying that Lincoln should definitely aim for the playoffs.

“Especially after at the start of the season where you don’t know how it’s going to go, but we’ve played six teams now and three of them are tipped to be up there but we beat two of them, so I don’t see why not.” Newton credited the good start to the great atmosphere in the dressing room.

“There’s nobody in it for themselves. Everybody will make that run for the team, it’s not for their own good.”

Gary Simpson also mentioned the positive atmosphere around the club at the moment, but was keen to reiterate how important it was to stay grounded.

“The players should be playing with confidence, they’ve had a decent start but there’s a thin line between being confident and over confident.”

The manager concluded that winning obviously improved morale for fans, players and directors alike, but he insisted Lincoln have achieved nothing yet and still have a long way to go.

“We’ve had a good month, but at the minute that’s all we’ve had, a month, it’s six games. The next month is going to be as tough as the first month. We need to be consistent and that’s what we’re trying to build.

Lincoln City take on Salisbury at Sincil Bank this coming Saturday (September 7th). Kick off is at 3pm.

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