Simpson aiming to build upon Telford triumph

Lincoln City manager hopes his side can build on last weekend’s victory against Telford as they take on Wrexham in the Vanarama Conference on Saturday, 3pm.

The Welsh side currently lie four places above The Imps in ninth place but have not recorded a win in three games.

In contrast, Lincoln approach this fixture with a renewed air of confidence off the back of their 2-0 triumph over bottom of the table Telford.

Simpson has come under serious pressure with his side winning just one game in seven. Photo: Paul Battison

Simpson hopes last weekend’s win can be a platform for his side to build on. Photo: Paul Battison

Manager, Gary Simpson, hopes his team can build upon the result against Telford having come under a lot of pressure in recent weeks as a consequence of their poor run of form.

“I think we should have won at Southport but we have had two decent performance really against Macclesfield and Gateshead.

“I think if we can carry on in the same vain and show the same appetite that we did on Saturday then there’s no reason why we can not get a positive result.”

The manager once again highlighted the strength of his current crop of players given the constraints of the budget and praised the players for stepping up their games and showing what great players they are.

“We need to add a bit more consistency now and start climbing the league.”

Much to the manager and everybody involved at the clubs’ surprise, no more so than the player himself, forward Jordan Burrow, represented the nation at international level during the week by being a late emergency selection for the England C team who took on Turkey B in Istanbul.

The manager did confirm though that despite the long flight, he does not envisage this hindering the player’s chances of featuring against Wrexham at the weekend.

Off the pitch, there’s set to be both departures and arrivals at Sincil Bank with Simpson hinting that there would be a player in the door by the end of play today.

City will be weakened ahead of their upcoming fixture against Wrexham as Tony Diagne potentially faces up to six weeks of sitting on the sidelines ahead of him due to a suspected hernia.

There’s good news for Imps fans however as on loan central defender, Tom Anderson looks set to extend his stay in Lincoln for what reports say to be at least another month.

Meanwhile an additional centre half could be on his way also.

“We have conceded a few goals although we did get the clean sheet on Saturday. We needed a bit more cover in there and make sure we have covered all bases”.

By Ryan Hall

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