Will Lincoln City sink or swim?

Written by Reece Hainesborough.

As 2013 has come to a close, Lincoln City and its devoted supporters will be looking nervously over their shoulders as the New Year begins, with the team sliding dangerously down the table and into a relegation battle.

After a promising start which saw them gain 13 points from their first six games, The Imps were looking very much promotion contenders in The Skrill Premier as they try to get out of this ever-difficult division which they have found themselves in for a third season.

However, as the table currently shows City may very well get out of this division-but in the other direction.

Lincoln's Sincil Bank stadium. Photo: Tom Larken

There have been some very disappointing results so far, especially at Sincil Bank, with most notably a 0-2 defeat to local rivals Grimsby. This was then followed by a 5-1 thumping at FC Halifax Town which just about summed up this poor first half of the campaign.

Goals have no doubt been very hard to come by for Gary Simpson’s men, with only 24 goals being scored so far this season in the league. Ben Tomlinson is currently the Imps’ top scorer on 8 league goals. Adding more firepower to the squad should be a priority for the manager who is very good at finding talent.

However, consistent performances from the likes of summer signings Sean Newton and Jon Nolan offer a glimmer of hope for fans of what the team is capable of and staying up is very much a possibility.

There is definitely a lot of hard work which needs to be done by the time the season comes to an end in April and with the team still competing in the FA trophy; there is still a light at the end of the tunnel.

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