Scott Lindsey’s short-term reign as Lincoln City manager ended sourly on Saturday afternoon, as Shewsbury scored two past his side without reply.

Quick fire goals from Shrews’ players Mark Wright and Jake Robinson meant Shrewsbury consolidate their playoff position in League Two with the Imps dropping a place to 21st in League Two.

The away team started well, threatening Graham Turner’s team on the break. But incoming manager Steve Tilson will undoubtedly be worried by City’s lax defending, which was apparent once again in Shropshire as they were cut open with ease once again.

City made one change to the team that beat Macclesfield 2-1 last weekend. Delroy Facey was away on international duty with Grenada meaning that captain Scott Kerr was drafted back into the side.

This signalled a change in system for the Imps, with caretaker boss Lindsey going for a 4-3-3 formation, with Mustapha Carayol and Albert Jarrett occupying the wide forward positions.

Lincoln will now be hoping to look ahead to a bright new era at Sincil Bank. Steve Tilson and Paul Brush are to be presented to the press on Monday afternoon before they lead their new club into their first match of their tenure — a home fixture against Stockport County next weekend.