Lincoln City head coach Michael Skubala

Lincoln City head coach Michael Skubala spoke to the media after his side’s goalless draw with fellow play-off chasers Stevenage at the LNER Stadium.

The game was starved of clear-cut chances, but Skubala was pleased with other aspects of the performance.

He said: “It wasn’t a nice game of football but that’s a Steve Evans team. I thought in moments we dealt with it really well and in some parts, we had the bigger chances.”

“In the final third we didn’t quite get in the box with enough quality. We didn’t create quality chances,” he added.

The draw extends the Imps’ unbeaten run to ten games in League One, but keeps them eight points behind their opponents, who occupy the final play-off spot.

The recent upturn in form has shown the development of Skubala’s side since he came into the job ahead of the reverse fixture in November.

He said: “It just shows you how far this group has come because they are really disappointed that we haven’t won the game. I just said to them don’t worry, keep going you have come a long way.”

Adding: “When we went to their place I thought we got bullied a little bit, and didn’t see that at all today… I thought today was a completely different day. We were better in those moments. We just lacked a bit of quality in the final third.”

The good run has seen Lincoln notch four consecutive clean sheets, as they continue to mount a late play-off hunt.

Lincoln City vs Stevenage
Lincoln City extend their unbeaten run into double-digits.

A first start… because of an injury:

As for team news, January signing Jack Moylan made his first start for Lincoln in the 0-0 draw. The Imps boss was impressed with the Irishman.

“Jack Moylan got his first start and did really well today. We have to keep pushing and see where we are,” he said.

Midfielder Conor McGrandles missed out on the fixture through injury. Skubala said Lincoln will know more by the middle of next week, in terms of when the Charlton Athletic loanee will return.

He added: “It’s been really busy this week. A few of the players looked tired at the end when they were putting some pressure on us.”

The result sees the Imps remain 10th in League One, gaining points on Leyton Orient and Oxford United, who both tasted defeat.

Next up is a difficult away trip to Barnsley next Saturday, before welcoming Cambridge United to the LNER Stadium the following Tuesday.