Lincoln City's Ted Bishop

Lincoln City midfielder Ted Bishop “enjoying” his football as the Imps look to extend their unbeaten run to eight games.

Speaking in Thursday’s press conference, he said: “I’m really enjoying it at the moment. Obviously, getting a run of games is massive for me. Playing in my proffered position, which I haven’t done for my whole time at Lincoln, I think that’s definitely a factor.”

“I’ve played everywhere. Obviously I’ve played on the wing, up-front, right-back for half of a season and I’ve played in that two when we’ve played a 5-2-3. I think playing as that eight, with two others in the middle really gives me that license to go and show what I can do,” he added.

Out of contract in the summer…

“I’ve loved my time here so far. It’s obviously sort of out of my control at the moment…whatever happens, will happen,” Bishop said.

The 27-year-old is out of contract in the summer, along with a number of other Lincoln City names.

Speaking to LincSport, he added: “I’m quite lucky that I’ve only ever had two clubs, I’ve not bounced around from club to club. Obviously, I was very happy at Ipswich, and I’ve been happy here. The fans have treated me really well, I love the city, so we’ll see what happens.”

A decision is yet to be made on the players whose contracts expire at the end of this season, but Michael Skubala has confirmed that work is underway.

Michael Skubala’s Impact:

The Lincoln City head coach has made a number of changes since taking charge in November.

Bishop was complimentary of the tweaks Skubala has made, seeing the Imps go on a seven game unbeaten run.

He said: “The formation change, playing with three in the middle, is massive. We felt at times earlier on in the season that we were getting overrun in midfield. When there’s only two of you in there and you’re playing against three, it can be really tough.”

“Obviously, we’ve switched that round a little bit now and you can see we’re having more control in the middle of the park, and that is because there’s an extra body in there,” he added.

The Englishman continued: “There’s been a massive shift in confidence. Obviously, we couldn’t buy a win for a little bit, but we stayed positive. I think the stuff the manager has showed us in the last couple months is really starting to come out now. There’s a massive confidence in the group, we’re going into games thinking we can win every game.”

More gametime this time around:

Injuries have been an unfortunate feature of Bishop’s time in Lincolnshire. After a somewhat disappointing time last season, the midfielder has featured in more SkyBet League One already this term than he did for the entirely of 2022/23.

“No one ever wants to be injured. Obviously, I got a bit unlucky last season, I think I had two hamstring [injuries] that kept me out for a little while. It’s really nice just to get a run of games,” he said.

Adding: “Previously, maybe last year, I was in and out and that can sort of contribute to injuries when you’re chucked in and then you’re out. The consistent football I have had over the last few months has definitely played a part in me staying fit.”

Lincoln City travel to Port Vale in Saturday as they look to extend their unbeaten run, in their hunt for a late dash at a playoff spot.