Lincoln City boss Chris Moyses labels mood around squad as “very good”

Lincoln City manager Chris Moyses says his squad is brimming with confidence following a run of three wins and a draw in the last four league games.

The Imps travel to Chester on Saturday looking to secure their third away win in eight days following last Friday’s 1-0 victory at Guiseley and Tuesday’s 3-1 success in a local friendly with Lincoln United.

Chris Moyses wants to keep the winning run going against Chester (Photo: Liam Ray)

Chris Moyses wants to keep their winning run going against Chester (Photo: Liam Ray)

Moyses said: “The mood amongst the players is very good at the moment and they’re really bouncing off each other and it’s a nice place to be.

“Everything that we’re trying to set out to achieve is coming off for us at the moment and long may that continue.”

Moyses will be facing a couple more selection headaches after Elliott Hodge and Liam Hearn impressed in the game at Ashby Avenue.

“I believe Elliott Hodge was the bright spark out of the lot from what I’ve been told. Elliott’s great around the place and he’s a very good footballer so he’s pushed his way to the fore.”

“Liam played a full 90 (minutes), we went with the intention of him playing 65, (but) he played 90 which is good for Liam. He felt confident enough to put himself through that and I’m sure the reason was that he wanted to score a goal and he did so Liam’s pushed himself a little closer to the starting eleven.”

“We can go 4-3-3, 4-2-3-1 or 4-4-2 so all the formation changes create different problems and it’s a great position to be in.”

One man who will be on the team sheet is target man Matt Rhead who is the Imps’ top scorer with ten goals so far this season.

“As I’ve said before, when you’ve got someone like Matt Rhead who’s good at what he does then that’s going to be your first option to play to.”

“Matt Rhead is here because we knew what Matt could do. I don’t think we’re a one trick pony because some of the goals we’re scoring are created in other ways but I’d like to think that if we get good at playing off Rhead and getting the runners around him, it’s going to cause teams problems.”

“He’s a difficult man to deal with and that in itself causes problems for other teams. When teams are changing shape like they are to deal with Matt, it’s affecting the way they are in other areas so we can exploit that.”

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