Lincoln City’s Matt Rhead hopes for FA Cup run

Lincoln City forward Matt Rhead believes they have the ability to do well in the F.A. Cup this season.

The Imps travel to Merseyside to take on Tranmere in the fourth qualifying round this weekend and Rhead is confident about his side’s chances

“I’ve had some great experiences in the F.A. Cup so hopefully we can get a result on Saturday and push on,” said Rhead.

Matt Rhead scored for Mansfield Town against the Imps three years ago to knock them out the FA Cup. Photo: Peter Bonnett

Matt Rhead scored for Mansfield Town against the Imps three years ago to knock them out the FA Cup. Photo: Peter Bonnett

Rhead joined Lincoln in the summer from Mansfield Town and has already become a fans favourite scoring 11 goals in his first 17 games for the club.

“You have to do well to be liked by the fans. As long as you’re winning the fans like you anyway, but the way we’ve done it the last few weeks, we’re on a bit of a roll and I think the fans have been superb,” said the Imps striker.

However, Rhead is without a goal in two matches and will be looking to end that barren run at the weekend.

He said: “I’ve had a few chances but I’m just not getting them in at the minute but the team are winning and that’s the most important thing.

“You can’t just have one person scoring. It’s important that others chip in. Alan’s (Power) scored a few, Liam’s (Hearn) got 6 or 7 now, so as a team we’re doing well, hopefully we can continue that and push up the league,” said Rhead.

There is added incentive for Rhead to score in the F.A. Cup for City. His last minute goal for Mansfield against the Imps three seasons ago saw the tie go to a replay, which City lost and consequently missed out on the chance to host Liverpool in the third round of the competition.

Rhead said: “I spoke to a few of the fans on Saturday and they said I owe them after that year, so I’m going out on Saturday to get a goal and hopefully get a result.”