Lincoln City vs Burton Albion

Lincoln City right-back Lasse Sorensen gave an overview of his team’s 1-0 loss to Burton Albion, branding it a “frustrating result”.

He said: “Its very frustrating. I thought we were well in control, especially in the first half. We moved the ball well, it was all going to plan and we were where we expected to be.

“The red card changed the game, it shouldn’t have done but they got the goal and then there’s a mountain for us to climb. I thought we put the pressure on but we didn’t get the goal.”

Danny Mandroiu received a straight red card in the 55th minute for a rash challenge on Burton’s Josh Gordon. Sorensen was asked about the red card, to which he said: “Football is football, mistakes are made by players. Sometimes players go into those challenges where things like that happen.”

“Danny has apologised to us but that’s what happens sometimes.”

Lincoln took a while to calm down following Mandroiu’s sending off, which gave Burton an opportunity to score, which they took. Jack Burroughs was unfortunate as a corner clipped him on the way through and beat Lukas Jensen in goal.

When asked about how Lincoln adapted to being a man down, the Dane said: “It’s hard to adapt, you have to see how the game goes.

“We had to keep putting pressure on to try and get the goal back but then you have to put more care in transitions, and then that makes it harder for us to counter-attack.”

The defeat to Burton is their first home league defeat of the season, and their first in league action since the Brewers won in April last season.

He said: “We’re really good at home and always believe we can get at least a point in any game at home, but football is football and sometimes you lose.”

Finally, Lasse was asked about the injury he sustained against Leyton Orient as this was his first game back. He said: “I feel completely fine now, I was lucky it wasn’t worse but I’m back and I’m really enjoying playing my football.

“We’ve got really good people in the back who make those decisions (to take him off early against Leyton Orient). They didn’t want to risk anything so credit to them.”

Imps’ manager Mark Kennedy was also asked about Sorensen’s return. He said: “I thought there were a load of positives today and 100% Lasse being back is one of them.”

Lincoln sit sixteenth following the loss, and will hope to bounce back away to Fleetwood next weekend.