Lincoln City head coach Michael Skubala at press conference

Lincoln City head coach Michael Skubala believes his team need to “go after” Peterborough United, in a big game at the LNER Stadium on Saturday.

In his pre-match press conference, Skubala said: “Tactically, we might have to do some slightly different things. But, I think we still need to be aggressive when we can be and good with the ball, so we can have it for long-spells. I think there’s a good chance, if we go after them, that we can do as well as we did against Derby.”

Darren Ferguson’s Posh side come to the LNER Stadium on a stellar 11 game unbeaten run, sitting second in SkyBet League One.

The Lincoln boss described Peterborough as the “best possession based team in the league”, as he looked ahead to the clash.

He added: “I think we’re in a different position now to where we were during the Christmas period. The Blackpool game we had 11 players out, we has Oisin Gallagher coming onto the pitch. The group is in a different place…which is great.”

Lincoln top-scorer Danny Mandroiu returns from his second red card suspension of the season on Saturday.

Skubala said: “Danny is under consideration, he’s been training well. But, the group is doing well, the squad is doing well.”

BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Michael Hortin asked the Imps head coach if he can trust Mandroiu after his record of five yellow cards and two reds so far this season.

He said: “I trust him. Every player makes mistakes, I think Danny knows the mistakes he has made. You can make a mistake once or twice, but I don’t think he can make the same mistake again by being sent off.”

The new attacking force at Sincil Bank has been the returning Freddie Draper and Luton Town loanee Joe Taylor, who both impressed in the goalless draw against Derby County.

Skubala described his new front-two as a “real threat”, after they caused the Derby County backline a number of issues on Saturday.

He said: “So far, so good. I think there’s still loads of headroom for growth, especially in their relationship when they play together. There’s a lot of work that can be done on that.”

Lincoln will be hoping to end a nine game winless run as welcome rivals Peterborough to Lincolnshire.


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