Lincoln City are urging supporters to help clear Sincil Bank of snow in a desperate attempt to get Saturday’s home match against Oxford United to go ahead.

A pitch inspection has been arranged for 3pm on Friday afternoon but, with parts of the pitch remaining frozen, a postponement remains a distinct possibility.

Temperatures in the Lincoln area are still icy but club officials braved the bitter cold to begin removing the snow from the playing field on Thursday afternoon.

Now the club is making an appeal for fans to aid the clean-up effort and have been asked to report to Sincil Bank from 9.30am on Friday morning and bring any shovels they may own.

The Imps have already had a home game postponed because of the freezing conditions, after Tuesday’s FA Cup second round replay against Hereford United was called off. That fixture has been rescheduled for this coming Tuesday, December 14th.

Last weekend’s League Two game away at Cheltenham Town was also called off—with only two of the 12 fixtures in the division being played out last Saturday.

City currently sit in 20th position in League Two, just three points above the relegation zone, but only nine away from the top seven.

Staff and students at the University of Lincoln are reminded that they can attend Lincoln City’s League Two home matches for just £5 per game for the rest of the season.