Lincoln City Women’s manager Lee Mitchell

Lincoln City Women’s manager Lee Mitchell looks ahead to the visit of Leek Town, as he believes his team have a point to prove.

Speaking to LincSport, he said: “Leek typically don’t travel very well and when we played them at their place we dominated, but we didn’t come away with all the points we wanted.”

He added: “So, we’ve got a point to prove there, and with them coming to our home ground it’s something we’ve got to take advantage of.”

The Imps come into the game off the back of a comeback win away at Leafield Athletic, where goals from Lucy Farrow and Ella Tuplin.

The victory pulled Lincoln away from relegation troubles, putting seven points between them and the dreaded drop. Lee believes his team will have enough to avoid a potential relegation fight.

Lincoln City Women
Lee Mitchell’s side are looking to record back-to-back wins for the first time this season.

He said: “We have a lot of belief in these players because pretty much they all signed back on at the beginning of the season after being with us last season. So, it’s not unknown territory, we’ve been there before and this group of players pulled through.”

“If we’ve done it before, like we have, we can do it again with this set of players. So, if we’re are in there we’re prepared for it, but we don’t even want to get to that this season. I think we’re better than where we were last season, a little bit more experienced, so I would hope we’re not even in that situation,” he added.

Leek Town are just one place behind Lincoln in the table, but have played one game more. Another victory of City could see a ten point gap emerge between them and the relegation zone.

Chantelle Robinson to miss rest of season

However, one potential issue for Lincoln City Women is the absence of star-player Chantelle Robinson. The club announced that the winger is pregnant and will miss the rest of the season

Lee Mitchell said: “We’ll miss Chantelle, she’s obviously informed me quite a while back when everything was going on and she just announced it to the players recently. So, I was in the loop with Chantelle, I have a good relationship with her.”

He added: “She’s a huge miss, Chantelle is known at this level and in this league. I don’t think there’s one team in this league that wouldn’t sign her tomorrow if they could and when she comes on she changes the game. Not just in terms of how she plays, but her name and her presence, when teams see her go on they change their formation or change their personal because they know what she can do.”

He went on to say: “It’s fantastic news for her and we will always support that. She will keep part of the Lincoln City family, so we’re happy for us overall.”

LincSport will provide coverage of Lincoln City Women vs Leek Town Ladies on Sunday, January 13. Details to follow on Twitter/X.