The talk at The 12th Imp Sincil Bank Stadium has been surrounding who will replace David Holdsworth at the Blue Square Premier League club. However, players Jamie Taylor and Andrew Boyce insist that whoever is in charge must focus on the next few games.

Lincoln City have two home games on the bounce with Barrow on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 and Mansfield on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013. Grant Brown and Chris Moyses will be taking charge of these two fixtures after Holdsworth’s departure on Sunday, February 17th, 2013.

Top scorer Jamie Taylor admits that he didn’t see the change coming: “It was a surprise on Sunday; I got a phone call from Tom Miller telling me what he had seen on Twitter. The lads were surprised. We didn’t expect it at all.

“After Saturday’s match, we all got on the bus as usual, the gaffer got off at his stop and told us what was happening for the next week so as far as we were concerned he was coming in next week.”

Taylor continued: “We had a half decent FA Cup run and it was really unfortunate that we missed out at the final hurdle ahead of a really big tie.”

Taylor insists though that these next few games for the Imps will be crucial if the team are to survive this season: “We’ve got to try and win this weekend and then Tuesday will be even tougher. We really need three points there too.”

After his stellar spree at the tail-end of 2012, Taylor is suffering a spell out of the team at the moment: “I always want to play. I’ve been disappointed not to be starting, but David picked the team and I’ve just got to work hard and get back in the side.”

Centre-back Andrew Boyce was playing for Gainsborough Trinity in part-time football last season and it was David Holdsworth who brought him to the club at the beginning of this season: “I owe David Holdsworth a great deal and it really is sad to see him go. He’s a good manager and a good bloke, but we have got to move on and maybe we’ll cross paths again!”

Boyce only found out about Holdworth’s sacking via the official club’s Twitter account on Sunday, along with a lot of the other players.