The Imps take on Bradford City in the Second Round of the League Cup this evening, for a place in the Third Round at home to Premier League Champions Liverpool. This match will be refereed by Michael Salisbury (there was a late change of referee, meaning Geoff Eltringham will be the man in the middle). Kick-off is at 19:00 and team news will be provided below once we have it. If you would like to get involved with the conversation on 100% Imps, you can join our Match Thread.
Ahead of tonight’s match, we have published 3 things NottyImp thinks The Imps need to do to win, a summary of what Michael Appleton said during yesterday’s press conference and a Q&A with a Bradford City supporter.
Bradford City XI: 1. Richard O’Donnell (c), 4. Paudie O’Connor, 5. Ben Richards-Everton, 6. Anthony O’Connor, 7. Harry Pritchard, 8. Callum Cooke, 10. Clayton Donaldson, 15. Tyler French, 18. Elliot Watt, 23. Connor Wood, 28. Kuris Guthrie.
Subs: 13. Sam Hornby, 3. Jackson Longridge, 9. Lee Novak, 11. Zeli Ismail, 16. Billy Clarke, 21. Reece Staunton, 32. Dylan Mottley-Henry.
Lincoln City XI: 1. Alex Palmer, 3. Max Melbourne, 4. Lewis Montsma, 5. Adam Jackson, 8. James Jones, 10. Jorge Grant, 11. Anthony Scully, 18. Conor McGrandles, 19. Callum Morton, 22. TJ Eyoma, 26. Harry Anderson.
Subs: 29. Ethan Ross, 7. Tayo Edun, 9. Tom Hopper, 17. Remy Howarth, 23. Liam Bridcutt, 25. Zack Elbouzedi, 30. Sean Roughan.
Referee: Geoff Eltringham.
Assistants Referees: Jonathan Hunt and Richard Wild.
Fourth Official: Andrew Miller.
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* Top scorers 2020-21:
1: Harry Anderson, Tom Hopper, Adam Jackson, Lewis Montsma, Anthony Scully.
* Carabao Cup 2020-21 Yellow Cards:
1: Lewis Montsma
Yellow cards are competition-specific, so Lewis would miss the Liverpool game if he were to be booked this evening and City win.
* League Cup:
City have not reached the third round since 1996-97 when they famously slaughtered a hilarious Manchester City team/manager/chairman/club in the second round.
Harry Anderson needs 2 goals to become the 68th player to score 30 goals for the club.
If you haven’t already had a go at our quizzes, this is a great way to learn some random information about the Football Club, as well as helping us generate much-needed page views: Quiz No.1, Quiz No.2, Quiz No.3, Quiz No.4, Quiz No.5, Quiz No.6, Quiz No.7, Quiz No.8, Quiz No.9, Quiz No.10, Quiz No.11, Quiz No.12, Quiz No.13, Quiz No.14, Quiz No.15, Quiz No.16, Quiz No.17, Quiz No.18, Quiz No.19, Quiz No.20, Quiz No.21, Quiz No.22, Quiz No.23, Quiz No.24, Quiz No.25, Quiz No.26, Quiz No.27, Quiz No.28, Quiz No.29 and Quiz No.30.
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