Lincoln City manager Chris Moyses says his side ‘need to finish the season properly’ despite being out of the playoff race.

The Imps have won just four of their last 22 matches; a run that has seen them fall to mid-table after looking like promotion contenders earlier in the season.

“Our performances are reasonable its just the results but obviously its a results based business,” said Moyses.

Moyses wants to finish his tenure as manager with positive results. (Photo: James Williams)
Moyses wants to finish his tenure as manager with positive results. (Photo: James Williams)

“More consistency is what we need. We should of been in the playoffs this season but we’ve dropped points when we shouldn’t have done.”

City host a Chester team, who are also struggling to find form, at Sincil Bank on Saturday and Moyses sees it as a perfect opportunity for his side to get back to winning ways.

“Chester are slipping towards the relegation places,” he said. “They had a tough battle at Torquay on Tuesday. What that has taken out of them we don’t know.”

“We have to be ready and get three points at home definitely.”

Moyses also said there is good news on the injury front: “The only injury problem is Jamie McCombe now. Matt Rhead, Luke Waterfall and Greg Tempest are back in training.”

“I’m going to play quite a strong side because we do need to get more points on the board,” he said. “We’ve got to finish the season properly and it may be that some players don’t get the football that they require.”

A number of players are still waiting to put pen to paper on deals to stay at the club next season and Moyses thinks those deals will still be signed, even though he won’t be in charge next season.

“The bulk of the deals that were agreed should be honoured because they’re good players and good deals for the club as well,” he explained.

“The only players that we want to retain at the club are the ones that want to play for the club – for Lincoln City and that will still be the case.”

“There’s a really good squad here and we just need to add one or two to take it to the next level.”