Organisation the key to success

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s away game at Barnet, Gary Simpson, Tom Miller and Mo Fofana fielded several questions from the media.

Gary Simpson has agreed terms on a three year contract at Lincoln City Football Club.
Gary Simpson looking for his side to do the job on Saturday

Mo Fofana spoke first and talked about the improvements from last season.

He said, “I think we have a better team than last season and we will do well and have a chance at reaching the playoffs.”

When asked about the Barnet game, Mo said, “we have the team for a victory but against Barnet, a draw would be a good result.”

Tom Miller was next to speak and opened with the teams disappointing result against Salisbury.

He said, “we weren’t good enough on the day so we’ve go to react to it on Saturday against Barnet.”

Putting that defeat to one-side, it’s fair to say Lincoln have had a good start to the season. When asked about the reason for this, Miller said, “Change of management, organisation, personal. This season we know our jobs and what we have to do on the pitch.”

Finally, Gary Simpson spoke and talked about his surprise at the way Salisbury played last week.

He said, “I didn’t expect then to come and sit in, which gave us a problem in how to get round them.”

Moving on to the Barnet game, Simpson felt he has a decent squad and the return of Alan Power will broaden his selection options.

“We’ll see what we need to do against Barnet, and then we’ll pick a team to go and do a job.”

Simpson echoed Fofana’s thoughts that a point would be a good result but was quick to add they won’t go and play for a draw.

“I always look to cause a problem and we’ll approach the Barnet game in exactly the same way.”

With a game against Southport at home next Tuesday, Simpson spoke about the need to rotate and keep everybody fresh and ready to play. He said, “It’s the beauty of having a squad. I’m not frightened to pick whatever team, but we’ll have to wait and see how they do.”

He concluded by referring to the head injury sustained by Nat Brown during last Saturday’s game. He confirmed that Nat Brown had some stitches to close the wound but would be available for selection on Saturday.

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