Lincoln City's Joe Taylor

On-loan Lincoln City forward Joe Taylor bagged his first goal for the club in the Imps’ 1-0 win over Exeter City and is relieved to get find the back of the net in the red and white.

Speaking post-match, he said: “I just needed to get that first one out the way, however it came. Thankfully today it was a nice one, not a scrappy one.”

“If you ask me, it has been a long time coming,” he added.

Since Taylor’s arrival in January, the Imps have gone on a seven-game unbeaten run and have firmly established themselves in the mid-table of League One, currently placed 10th.

The striker is pleased with the Imps’ current form. He said: “Since I’ve come in, I haven’t lost in a Lincoln shirt, so to be on that unbeaten run personally is good. To get another three points is absolutely massive.”

“As a team, we are looking up, we are trying to climb the table as much as we can. That’s us unbeaten in seven now, so we are going the right way about it,” the Luton Town loanee added.

Lincoln City vs Exeter City
It was a fourth clean sheet in six for Skubala’s men.

The attacking options have started to open up for Michael Skubala’s men, boosted by the return to fitness from Ben House, and Teddy Bishop throughout January.

The Englishman is adjusting to playing with the different players, but is happy with their performances.

He said: “I think it was one of his [Teddy Bishop’s] first involvements and you expect that from Teddy. He is going to come on and he is going to create. I put myself on the last line and on the shoulder of the defence, and it made a difference.”

“Ben [House] is brilliant to play with. He does a lot of the running for me, which is very good so I can focus on being a threat in behind then. His off the ball work is up there with some of the best I have seen. He is a joy to work with,” Taylor added.

The next set of fixtures may prove to be important for Lincoln, as they currently sit 11 points behind the play-off places. They will need to add to their seven game unbeaten run if they want to sneak into the top seven by the end of the season.

Taylor will be looking to grab back-to-back goals in City’s next game away at Port Vale on Saturday, before the Imps host Shrewsbury Town at the LNER Stadium the following Tuesday.