Lincoln City players’ feet firmly on the ground, says boss Cowley

Lincoln City boss Danny Cowley says his players aren’t getting carried away after their win over league leaders Forest Green Rovers at the weekend.

An astonishing late turn around saw the Imps come from 2-0 down to win their top-of-the-table clash.

The result stretched their unbeaten run to 12 games and sees City just six points behind their title rivals, with a game in hand.

Cowley will hope his side can make it thirteen games unbeaten tonight against York City. (Photo: Kieran Hymus)

Cowley will hope his side can make it thirteen games unbeaten tonight against York City. (Photo: Kieran Hymus)

But Cowley insists his players are remaining focused.

“We don’t get ahead of ourselves,” he said. “We’ve seen other teams at different stages in the season get ahead of themselves and what can happen when you do.”

“We’re going to reach for the stars but keep our feet firmly on the floor.”

At his press conference ahead of tonight’s match against York City, the Imps boss stressed the importance of maintaining their recent high standard.

“We certainly ticked a lot of boxes on Saturday in terms of our character, determination, resilience, durability and our willingness to go to the end. The next challenge for the group is to sustain those levels.”

“Saturday counts for nothing if we don’t get a result against York.”

Matt Rhead (hamstring), Luke Waterfall (knee), and Alex Woodyard (back) are all struggling with injuries and are doubts ahead of tonight’s game.

However, Cowley is able to rely on the services of Callum Howe who returns to the club after a successful loan spell at Southport.

“Callum’s a really good player,” said Cowley. “He’s got a good turn of pace, good aerially, and can handle the ball as well.

“So he’s got all the raw materials that you’d want in a modern-day centre half. He just needed game time which he has had at Southport.””

Despite being 19 places higher in the National League than tonight’s opponents, Cowley is not feeling complacent.

“We know they’re not quite getting the results that their hard work and performances deserve and it’s not a game that we’re underestimating,” he insisted.

“We know that we’ll have to be at our very best if we want to get a positive result.”

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