Lincoln City boss Danny Cowley expecting tough match at Bromley

Lincoln City boss Danny Cowley says his side will need to perform well if they’re to get a good result at Bromley on Saturday.

He faced the Ravens three times with Braintree last year and says he is aware of their playing style.

“They’ve got a really big, and deep squad, and lots of good players to choose from,” Cowley said.

Cowley will hope his side can get back to winning ways this weekend. (Photo: Kieran Hymus)

Cowley will be hoping his side can make it three wins on the bounce this weekend. (Photo: Kieran Hymus)

“They will be a threat from set-pieces, physically they’re big, and they’ve got lots of pace about them on the counter attack as well so we’ll have to be aware of both of those elements.”

“It will be another tough game for us.”

At his press conference ahead of the weekend’s match, Cowley recognised how efficient Bromley are in wide areas and stressed the importance of combatting that aspect of their play.

However, he insisted the pressure isn’t on the Imps and that they just need to leave Hayes Park with at least a point.

Cowley said: “No game in this league is easy so our strategy away from home is always just try not to be beaten.”

If his side are to get anything from Saturday’s fixture, Cowley thinks they must start the game sharper than they did at Wrexham on Tuesday, despite eventually grabbing all three points.

“We want to start the game better than we did,” he insisted.  “The first 15 to 20 minutes of the game are going to be important to us, like they always are when you go away.”

After winning two games in a row, the City players are in high spirits and go into the weekend in second in the National League.

“The boys are upbeat,” said Cowley. “They’ve been excellent. Technically and tactically, we didn’t get to where we wanted to be on Tuesday, but mentally I thought we were excellent.”

“Determination, resilience, fortitude; I was really pleased with the qualities I saw. You bring those qualities every week and you’ll always be close to winning.”

Matt Rhead, Sam Habergham, Macauley Bonne, and Bradley Wood are all struggling with injuries and sickness going into the Bromley match while Adam Marriot is still waiting to find out the extent of his elbow injury.

However, according to Cowley, the team’s mental toughness is helping them through this difficult spell of injuries.

“We do lots of conditioning work, what we call prehab work, to try to make sure the players are able to cope with the demands that this league brings because it brings a lot of really tough challenges,” he said.

“Physically, they’re in a good position to be able to cope with that, and mentally they’re tough.”

“We’ve got a good group, and we’re determined and resilient. We’re in a good position to be able to cope with what’s thrown at us.”