Lincoln City bounced back after their disappointing home draw against FC Halifax, to win 2-0 in the replay on Tuesday, October 23rd, earning them a FA Cup first round tie against Walsall.

A fine strike from Jake Sheridan and a tap-in from lone frontman, Jamie Taylor saw the Imps emerge victorious and move on into the next round of the FA Cup.

Speaking at a press conference, Lincoln City manager, David Holdsworth said: “Ultimately, the players addressed a few issues which we discussed after Saturday’s performance, and we put a few records straight. I was very, very pleased coming off the pitch.

“Jake deserved his goal. He is as a player and every manager needs a player like him. Players like him are worth their weight in gold and they are what they are. He works his socks off and he doesn’t always get his rewards.”

Holdsworth added: “He doesn’t turn up with a sparkly cap with diamonds on and big himself up, he’s a family man now and I was absolutely delighted for him on Tuesday.”

The Imps’ long injury list grew on Tuesday as defender, Peter Bore had to be taken off during the tie with FC Halifax. However, even with the defensive cover looking scarce, the Imps managed a clean sheet away from home.

Holdsworth explained: “These boys are now four months in [to the season] and they know their roles now. We set up in certain ways. Keeping a clean sheet, like Tuesday, is the be all and end all for me.

“In the last few games we’ve got rid of silly mistakes and we’ve got a bit of a mean streak, which is nice.”

David Holdsworth commented that while he is happy with his attacking options, if the opportunity was to arise, he would consider bringing in another wide player: “If we do ever get that opportunity to bring a player in until Christmas or even after then I would look at it.

“Obviously supply is important for our forwards as we’ve got some good attacking players. Injuries have meant that we’ve had to setup a different way, so it would be good to be able to be positive and bring on another forward.”

Lincoln City’s next game is against Stockport at The 12th Imp Sincil Bank Stadium on Saturday, October 27th.