Four make or break games for Moyses

Lincoln City boss Chris Moyses says he has four games to land the permanent managerial role at the club.

Talking at his press conference at Sincil Bank to LincSport reporter Nick Lough on Thursday morning, Moyses wanted to clarify his position with the Imps.

“Call me what you like, if you want to call me manager then go for it. I spoke to the chairman and asked him to clarify how long I would be in charge. The outcome was four games, including the FA Cup tie. That way, if things don’t improve, the club has time to bring in a new manager and salvage the season.”

Chris Moyses took questions from the media ahead of Saturday's visit to Eastleigh

Chris Moyses took questions from the media ahead of Saturday’s visit to Eastleigh

When asked if he had the necessary qualifications to take charge of the squad, he said; “I am qualified to coach the team; I’ve got my Level 2 coaching award, Level B, and then Level A, the latter being 18 months ago.”

Asked whether it was a personal gamble for him he said; “no matter what the outcome, I will continue to support the club for the rest of my life, and help out financially too. I’m a Lincoln lad through and through, and I just want to do the best for the fans. If I have to go into my own pocket to get the club a player I will.”

Speaking about the Altrincham game, and the negative reaction from the crowd, Moyses was brutally honest with his response.

“The first 60 minutes weren’t the best; two strikers on the pitch didn’t work. The team performed better as a whole when we switched from 4-4-2 to 4-3-3.”

“The supporters pay the money to watch the team, and if they don’t like what they are seeing they can say what they like. I’m here to change the future, not the past, and I really want them onside. If we beat Eastleigh on Saturday then the fans will cheer for us again.”

Looking ahead to the game at Eastleigh on Saturday, Moyses reports that Jon Nolan remains out through injury, but after his fine goal against Altrincham, Connor Robinson will start the game.

“He has great energy, and gives us a different option up front; it’s not just his goals.”

With Lincoln facing two trips to the Hampshire club this week, with their league fixture taking place the following Saturday, Moyses doesn’t want to give too much away in terms of tactics.

“I don’t want to discuss whether we need to change the team for the second game, we’ll have to wait and see. We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.

“Which game would I rather win if I had to choose? Both of them. It’s as simple as that.”

By Nick Lough

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