Chris Moyses labels next three games as biggest of Lincoln City’s season

Lincoln City boss Chris Moyses wants to put Tuesday’s defeat right this weekend at home to league strugglers Kidderminster Harriers.

Kidderminster currently sit at the bottom of the National league table and come into the game off a 3-2 defeat to Torquay United.

Chris Moyses understands the significance of the Imps' next three fixtures (Photo: Kieran Hymus)

Chris Moyses understands the significance of the Imps’ next three fixtures (Photo: Kieran Hymus)

The Imps currently sit in 10th place, only six points outside the play-offs and Moyses thinks that they still have a chance of sneaking in.

He said: “As far as we’re concerned, the players and the staff, everybody’s focused on trying to get in the play-offs. It’s still there. The next three games are the biggest games we’ll play this season. It will define the season.”

Both Jamie McCombe and James Caton sustained injuries in the last game against Dover Athletic. Moyses confirmed that Caton would be out for two weeks and although they weren’t exactly sure what the injury to McCombe was, he’ll be out for three.

“Caton’s got a hamstring and with McCombe we’re not quite sure if it’s glutes or if it’s hamstring. We’re waiting for it to settle down more before we can get some in-depth knowledge on it. There’s ready-made replacements to come in for McCombe and Caton so not too much of a worry.”

Moyses also confirmed that Craig Stanley would be out for the rest of the season with his injury.

Nat Brown and Conner Robinson both went out on-loan to local National League North side Boston United this week. Moyses revealed he wants to have Robinson in his plans for the future but Brown’s Lincoln City career sounds like it’s coming to an end.

“Nat needs to find himself a club for next season and Boston is a good club to go to. We’d made them [Boston] aware of them and they were keen to take them”, he said.

With the season coming to an end, a number of players will be out of contract this summer and Moyses has revealed that all the players’ deals have been agreed but just need the finishing touches.

“They’re all agreed in principle, it’s just getting the chairman to sit down. He’s been very busy since he’s come back from South Africa.”

Having seen less goals conceded since the arrival of Jamie McCombe, Moyses stressed that he isn’t worried about the amount conceded against Dover but that he’s more upset with the way they were conceded.

“The bit that we’re finding hard to stomach is that we worked and discussed at length the set pieces and so to go a goal down within ten minutes it completely ruins all the plans you’ve had because you’ve got to change the way you play.

“You’ve got to come out of the box a little differently and be slightly more attacking than you’d really want to be in the first half an hour of a game where you’re getting beaten”, said Moyses.

Catch live updates of Lincoln City’s clash with Kidderminster Harriers on the @LincSport Twitter feed from 2.30pm this afternoon.

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