New Lincoln City boss Cowley aims for winning culture

Danny Cowley at Imps fans forum

Lincoln City’s new manager Danny Cowley was introduced to supporters at this evening’s fans’ forum. Photo: Danny Adamson

New Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley has told the club’s supporters that he hopes to bring a winning culture to Sincil Bank.

The 36-year-old former Braintree Town manager was introduced to supporters at a fans’ forum alongside his brother and assistant Nicky this evening. The duo spoke on a wide range of issues ranging from their hopes for The Imps to their experiences working with each other.

Cowley on the attraction of Lincoln

This is a massive football club. It’s got huge potential. When we look at football clubs, we want to try and add value and we feel that we can add value to this club. It hasn’t had as much success as it should have in recent years. We enjoy winning, we expect to win and we’ll try to bring a winning culture to the club.

Cowley on the next few months

We’ve spent the spent the last 48 hours doing an audit on the club. It’s important for us to have that information in front of us if we’re going to make intelligent decisions. There are some good players at the club, and we’ve got some difficult decisions to make. We’ll try and make the right ones.

Cowley told supporters of his ambition to guide Lincoln back to the Football League. Photo: Danny Adamson

Cowley told supporters of his ambition to guide Lincoln back to the Football League. Photo: Danny Adamson

Cowley on style of football

We’ve got a style of football that we will look to use. We’ll work very, very hard to be successful. The least that you supporters deserve is our blood, sweat and tears and you’ve got my word that Nicky and I will give you that.

Cowley on Braintree

We’re respectful of Braintree. They’ve got some fantastic players, and it’s been a privilege to work with a team of such hard working, committed and team-orientated players. I think there are maybe one or two who could help us, but before we make any decision about who we bring in, it’s important that we finish this review.

Cowley on Lincoln’s squad

We will need to improve the squad. There are some good players here, there’s no doubt about that, but we feel we can add value to those players and maybe get five or ten per cent more out of them. We’ll start off by working hard with what we’ve got, and then look to see which areas we can improve.

Danny Cowley will be assisted by his brother Nicky at Sincil Bank. Photo: Danny Adamson

Danny Cowley will be assisted by his brother Nicky at Sincil Bank. Photo: Danny Adamson

Cowley on supporters and the community

The most important message I can get across to you tonight, is how valuable you are to us. Today’s the beginning of a journey. We expect the players to give back. You (the supporters) give a lot to this club and it’s very important the players give back to you and to the local community.

 

Nicky Cowley on his relationship with Danny

We work as a team. We divide our responsibilities up equally. We’ve both got different skills sets, and we feed of each other. In order to get success, you need to be a team and I don’t think we could do it without each other.