Lincoln City's Alex Mitchell

Lincoln City centre-back Alex Mitchell praised the heart of the Imps as they battled to a second consecutive goalless draw against promotion chasing opposition.

The defender, who is on loan from Millwall, was pleased with how they took the game to second played Peterborough United.

Mitchell said: “We’re seeing a lot of confidence now and I honestly don’t believe any team is better than us on our day. Peterborough and Derby are good teams, but we can do jobs on them and it’s not that we’ve got better players it’s that our players have a lot of heart.”

When asked by BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Michael Hortin if it was a step up from the draw with Derby he said: “Yeah definitely, we changed to a three at the back out of possession because we knew their wingers and ‘tens’ are their best players so knew we had to be aggressive.”

He was full of praise for his centre back partner Adam Jackson, saying: “I don’t want him to hear this, but I think he could be the best centre-half I’ve ever played with, and I think he’s the best player this season.”

Lincoln have rebounded from a poor Christmas period, drawing their last three games.

Mitchell said: “You can see it on the pitch last minute of the game we’re driving each other to a man so I thought we were brilliant tonight.”

The Millwall-loanee has impressed during his spell at the LNER Stadium so far this season.

“I think what I lack in technique I make up for in passion and I feel like throughout my career I’ve liked to be vocal and drive the lads,” he said.

Micheal Skubala named an unchanged starting line-up from the Derby game last week. Mitchell was asked by LincSport’s Thomas Westcott if it was good to have some continuity in the team recently.

He said: “I think it is and it isn’t, we’ve got such good quality in the team, I’ve never been in a team where anyone on the bench can jump in, we have such depth so if we swap players over they’ll be no complaints, but it is nice to have a bit of consistency.”

Finally, he was thankful for the 9,647 supporters inside the LNER Stadium, after they got the team over the line:

“I think it’s the biggest thing, when we play against the Peterborough’s and Derby’s the crowd get behind you,” Mitchell said.

Lincoln City travel to Burton Albion on Saturday, hoping to find a first time since November.