Lincoln City Match Preview

Lincoln City continue their week on the road with a trip to Darren Ferguson’s Peterborough United on Saturday, (7th October).

The Imps were in action during midweek, but had their game against Leyton Orient abandoned in the closing stages, due to a medical emergency in the crowd with the Imps 1-0 down in East London. As for Peterborough, they conceded late on away to Carlisle, drawing 1-1 in Cumbria.

Opposition: Peterborough United FC:

The Posh have experienced success in recent times in League One, with promotion at the end of the 2020/2021 season, before returning to League One the season afterwards. They also squeezed into the play-offs at the end of last season, where they were beaten by Sheffield Wednesday in the semi-finals on penalties.

Darren Ferguson’s side boast the youngest average starting-XI this season across League One, following a change in squad strategy from last season. At the 10-game mark this season, Peterborough sit in sixth place, three points ahead of the Imps. However, City do have games in hand over the Posh.

The Cambridgeshire side are unbeaten in their last five league fixtures, and have lost at home only twice since March, to Ipswich and Derby respectively.

Team News:

In-form wing-back Lasse Sorensen was forced off early into proceedings in City’s game against Leyton Orient, so could be a doubt for the trip to Peterborough. Head coach Mark Kennedy still has injury troubles up front as Tyler Walker, Ben House and Jack Vale are still all out of action.

Danny Mandroiu’s minutes are still being managed by City, following his return from injury, but has made it through the last two games without any trouble.

As for the hosts, midfielder Jeando Fuchs is out of contention as he recovers from a long-term injury. Jonson Clarke-Harris is expected to lead the line. He has won two golden boots from his last 3 seasons.


The two sides met for the first time in the FA Cup back in 1957. The 2-2 draw forced a replay where Posh went on to win 5-4. In more recent times, Lincoln last beat their opponents on New Year’s Day in 2020, a late Jorge Grant free-kick sealing all three points.

Overall, when these sides have competed across the various competitions, Peterborough have won 22 times, compared to City’s 14. There have been 16 draws between the two sides as well.

Played for both:

There has been a string of players that have travelled up and down the A1 to play for both the Imps and the Posh.

These include current Imp midfielder Ethan Hamilton, who was at the Posh during their promotion winning season of 2020/2021. Jorge Grant was in an Imp shirt that season and later moved to the Cambridgeshire side following the conclusion of that season.

Michael Bostwick made the move north in 2017/18 season, following a four-year spell at Peterborough. He would then go on to make 125 appearances for the Imps, scoring 10 times.

Alex Woodyard played 113 times for City, including a promotion winning season in the 2016/17 season back into the football league under the Cowley brothers. Harry Anderson was another to surpass the 100-appearance mark for Lincoln, joining in 2017, going on to score 27 times, over a four-year spell.

Others to play for both sides include Simon Yeo, Peter Gain, Lee Thorpe and Lee Frecklington, just to name a few.

Lincoln City return to the LNER Stadium on Tuesday night, when they face Wolverhampton Wanderers U21s in the EFL Trophy.