Imps midfielder Richard Butcher is looking forward to returning to his hometown as the team visit Northampton Town on Saturday. | Photo: Lincoln City F.C.

Lincoln City midfielder Richard Butcher insists there will be no sentiment in the match on Saturday as he returns to Northampton Town, the club where he spent a brief spell as a teenager.

“All my uncles are season ticket holders [at Northampton] and hopefully we can do well and get a good result. They’ve said they’d like a Northampton win, with me to score but I’ve said no way as long as we win.”

Butcher is now in his third spell at Sincil Bank and has praised the impact of new manager Chris Sutton

“The new gaffer has given everyone a lift. It has been really enjoyable since the new manager has come in. Everyone’s upped their game and [are] trying to impress him. Before [he] came in their was no spark and we were stuck in a rut.”

Under Sutton, Butcher has played in a new role just in front of the midfield, supporting lone striker Rene Howe. It’s a position that Butcher is familiar with.

“I played there quite a few times for Notts County when I was there and scored quite a few goals. Unfortunately I’ve not managed to do that here yet. Wherever the gaffer asks me to play I’ve got to do my best and try and stay in the team. It’s something I’m enjoying and hopefully I can keep doing well.”

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  1. Tough game Adi, yet if City get a win it will certainly give the fans extra confidence that the team finally have a manager who can provide some kind of consistency in terms of results.

    Northampton Town 0 – 1 Lincoln City (That’s generous coming from a Town fan!)

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