Simpson warns the FA Cup can surprise

Gary Simpson warned that confident teams have the ability to cause a shock ahead of Lincoln’s FA Cup game against Worcester on Saturday.

Simpson wary about Saturday's game. Photo: Paul Battison
Simpson wary about Saturday's game. Photo: Paul Battison

Sean Newton and Jake Sheridan joined Simpson as they faced the press this morning.

Sean Newton spoke first and warned for caution ahead of Saturday’s FA cup game.

He said, “They’re [Worcester City] not doing really well in the league but it’s the FA cup and anything can happen.”

He continued, “A lot of teams below always beat the teams above and it’s like us, if we get through and get someone in the league above, we’ll always believe that we can beat them.”

Jake Sheridan spoke next and he said he felt confident that Lincoln could go on a good cup run.

“We’ve not had the best of runs, but I always go into every game with this team confident, so the cup is no different. I think we’ve got a really good chance and last years run gives us a taste about what could happen, and that’s a big incentive.”

Gary Simpson then faced the press and revealed some transfer news and the clubs failure this week to sign a striker.

He said, “We were looking at a Vadaine [Oliver] type player that we thought we might have a chance at. We agreed a fee for a loan to buy scheme until January but the other club didn’t want to let him go.”

However, Simpson did not refer to any player by name.

Simpson made it clear he was looking for a striker and that the players he is looking at are in the league above.

He continued, “We’re looking for somebody that can hold the ball up, win headers in the box, like Vadaine did.”

Simpson then talked about the FA cup game.

He said, “Worcester are only one league below us and I think there will be some confident teams who will beat League 2 teams this season, and that’s the same will the league below.”

Simpson finished the press conference answering a question about the lucrative nature of the FA Cup for a club like Lincoln and whether or not if they were to progress through some of the rounds, whether that money could be spent in January.

He said, “It’s up to the board how they spend their money. You can only pay out what you’ve got coming in, and there might be one or two clubs who have done the opposite and will be in very serious trouble.”

He continued, “I hope people realise we’re trying to do it right, trying to get the right people in to take this club forward. There’s going to be ups and downs but I hope people stick with us, because we’re trying to do it properly.”

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