Top of the table Lincoln City need to be clever to beat Woking says boss Danny Cowley

Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley says his side have to be prepared for every game plan they might face in the final three months of the season.

Cowley says his side have to be clever enough to break down any type of opposition they come up against in their title charge ahead of tomorrow’s clash against Woking.

His side sit top of the pile in the National League ahead of the game against a Woking side who sit just a point above the relegation zone.

Danny Cowley’s side could go six points clear at the top of the National League (Photo: James Williams)

And the Imps boss says his side will be fully prepared for whatever they come up against, be it an attacking mentality or the opposite.

He said: “Every team comes with a different game plan, different personnel and different styles and we have to be prepared to beat what’s in front of us.

“We never criticise anybody else’s style. Everybody has to do what they have to do in order to get results. Whatever’s in front of us, we’ve got to be good enough to outwit and overcome.

“We’re respectful of Woking, they’ve got lots of good individuals. They’ve got goals in their team with two good forwards, experienced midfield players who have played League football and pace in wide areas.

“Woking have been competitive in this division for a number of years now and we know we’ll have to be at our very best of we want to get on the right side of it.”

In recent weeks, Cowley had said contract talks with players at the club had been on hold given the amount of games his side had to play.

But the former Braintree boss will now sit down with some players after the FA Cup match at Burnley to discuss new deals – when the club can properly assess their financial situation.

He said: “We’re having early conversations with a few. At the moment the games are still coming thick and fast and there’s still a focus on what we’re doing on the pitch.

“Post-Burnley there will be a chance for the club to sit down and assess exactly where we’re at financially, in terms of the budget.

“The players that have done so well for us, we want to be loyal to and we want to keep. We don’t know which division we’re going to be in yet so the conversations we have will consider that we could be in the National League or we could hopefully be in the Football League.

“The conversations we have will consider both factors and hopefully we can find a happy ground for the club and the player.”

Cowley says every player in his squad will have a part to play in the latter stages of the season, including those who are not first team regulars, although Taylor Miles has joined Concord Rangers on loan for the next month.

“It’s been stop-start for Taylor and he got injured at the worst time on the first game of the season. He’s gone to Concord for an initial 28 days and then we’ll review it from there.”

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