Lincoln City Match Preview

Lincoln City return to League One action as they welcome Burton Albion to the LNER Stadium on Saturday, October 14th. The Imps are keen to carry their “momentum” on from a comfortable 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers U21’s in mid-week.

The EFL Trophy tie came at a good time for City, who were able to re-bound from a meaningful loss at rivals Peterborough United last weekend.

It’s the second home game in a week for Lincoln, who are well-renowned for their good home record. Burton were one of only two teams that beat Mark Kennedy’s men on their own patch last season, pulling off a 1-0 win to secure survival in April.

The visitors sit in 18th, but a win would see them leapfrog Lincoln in the SkyBet League One table.

Opposition: Burton Albion

Burton Albion are managed by Dino Maamria, who became temporary manager in September 2022, before taking on the job permanently. He was Jimmy Floyd Hasselbiank’s assistant manager before taking the leading role.

The Brewers have only managed to score 10 goals in their 12 league games so far this season, with attacking-midfielder Joe Powell being the only player to score more than one goal.

Powell has notched three goals this season, and could be a danger man for the visitors on Saturday.

Despite their troubles in-front of goal, Burton are riding the wave of a six game unbeaten run, dating back to the middle of September.

Team News:

Earlier in the week, Mark Kennedy confirmed that loanee Jake Vale will be in full-training after the weekend, so won’t feature on Saturday.

Tyler Walker, Ben House and Lewis Montsma remain out for a longer period, while Lasse Sorensen’s hamstring strain isn’t expected to keep him out for much longer. The good news for the Imps is that they came out of the Wolves U21’s win without any new injury concerns.

Dino Maamria is free from such injury troubles, as he is set to bring a fully-fit squad to Lincolnshire.


The Imps have a mixed record against Burton Albion. Since 2009, they have faced each-other 12 times. Lincoln have won five, Burton have won six and the other ended in a draw.

Last season, the Staffordshire outfit completed a double over Mark Kennedy’s Lincoln, with a 3-0 win at home and last-gasp 1-0 win at the LNER Stadium.

Played for Both:

Michael Bostwick and Neal Eardley are two players who left Lincoln City for Burton Albion. Bostwick played over 100 games for City, before leaving to feature 38 times for the Brewers, while right-back Eardley played 122 games for Lincoln and just 10 for Burton.

They both won League Two and the EFL Trophy for the Imps.

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