Lincoln City’s Conner Robinson praises atmosphere around squad

Lincoln City winger Conner Robinson believes the togetherness around this years’ Imps squad could stand them in good stead for a successful season.

The 21-year-old has found game time hard to come by this campaign after injury but netted a crucial goal in the 2-0 FA Cup fourth qualifying round replay victory against Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday.

Conner Robinson is very optimistic on the clubs' chances of doing well (Photo: Elliott Dalton)

Conner Robinson is very optimistic on the clubs’ chances of doing well (Photo: Elliott Dalton)

Management staff at the club have been full of praise for the Imps young crop, including Alex Simmons, Kegan Everington and Robinson, over recent weeks.

Despite their impact being mainly from the substitutes bench so far, Robinson believes his long affiliation with the club has helped his patience.

“I’ve been here (at Lincoln City) with four different managers so obviously things change around the camp and things are run in different ways,” said Robinson.

“Since Chris (Moyses) has come in, obviously he’s a big lover of the club, there’s more of a togetherness around the squad and staff.

“Even the fans have been great and I think that they appreciate the players a lot more, so it’s helped things run a lot more smoothly.”

Robinson has overcome his recent injury and is keen to hit the ground running and get a regular run of matches.

He faces stiff competition from those already in the starting eleven and those chasing those spots, but Robinson thinks the experience of the older players is aiding his development.

“We have two very experienced forwards in Matt Rhead and Liam Hearn who are in fantastic form at the minute,” said Robinson.

“It’s great to learn off them every day in training. They help train us and even when we are out on the pitch, they’ll talk to you if you do things wrong or give you a little bit of encouragement.

“I’ve been out for a few weeks now and just to come on and try and make an impact and not go all guns blazing because I’ve just come back was positive.

“As a sub, you want to be coming on and making an impact on the game but in your own mind you’re thinking about not doing anything rash”

The Imps take on Bromley this Saturday in the Vanarama National League, live at Sincil Bank from 3pm. Follow @LincSport for live coverage of the match.