Lincoln City Match Preview

Lincoln City return to the LNER Stadium on Tuesday night, as they face Shrewsbury Town in Sky Bet League One action. 

Michael Skubala will be looking for a third successive win in the league for the first time since April 2023, and extend their unbeaten run to nine games. 

The Imps will look to keep up their impressive form in 2024, having only lost on New Years Day away to Blackpool. 

Opposition: Shrewsbury Town 

The Shrews come into the game with a positive 3-2 win away to Reading on Saturday, moving them five points clear of the relegation zone. 

The visitors have scored the least amount of goals in League One this season, with 26, and also the least amount of away goals, with 10. The Shropshire side have also failed to create many big chances this season, 28, 11 less than any other side. 

Team News: 

Ben House is likely to return to the squad on Tuesday, with Skubala confirming that it was a “flu” that kept him out of the trip to Port Vale.

Freddie Draper is still expected to miss the game, having not played since Charlton Athletic on the 13th of February. 

Adam Jackson and Jack Burroughs remain out of contention, with their respective injuries. They join Tyler Walker and Lewis Montsma on the list of absentees. 


The visitors have had the upper-hand historically, winning 22 of the 54 meetings, with Lincoln winning 20. The sides have drawn 12 times since the first meeting in 1950. 

The Imps won the reverse fixture this season, thanks to a Ethan Hamilton goal in the 79th minute at the Croud Meadow. 

The last five meetings have been even between the two sides, with both teams winning two, along with a draw. 

Featured for both: 

Winger Josh Ginnelly started his career at Shrewsbury in 2015, where he made three appearances. He now plays for Championship outfit Swansea, having moved to the Imps on loan from 2017-2018, contributing five goals in 32 appearances. 

Macclesfield midfielder Jon Nolan spent three years at Lincoln, from 2013-2016, making 75 appearances. The Shrews would pay £100,000 for Nolan in 2017, where he scored ten and assisted seven in 55 appearances for the club. 

Notts County cult-hero Mark Stallard also found himself playing for both sides. The striker would join Shrewsbury in the 2005/2006 season, before moving to Lincoln City for £50,000, where he played 72 games. 

Lincoln’s player of the season in 2011-2012, Joe Anyon, also played for the visitors. The keeper moved directly from City to Shrewsbury in 2012, where he made just 11 appearances in two years. 

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