Following Saturday’s 5-1 win away at Cambridge United in League One, I asked the Vital Lincoln City members what three things they learned from the match.
Here’s what Chimpimp said:
1. Talk of Lincoln being embroiled in a relegation fight appear to have been a little premature. The ingredients for relegation include an inability to score goals, players not up to the level of the league, and little scope for improvement. That certainly doesn’t sound like Lincoln.
2. 10-day breaks are handy for any side but they seem especially useful for Lincoln. Last season an injury crisis and a drop-off in form lead to a poor set of results after the turn of the year. But a 10-day break allowed City to regroup and a distinct improvement followed. After a slowish start this year a similar break is followed by a thumping win. No doubt the return of key players is crucial but the luxury of a chunk of training under a coach as good as Michael Appleton will also have contributed significantly on both occasions.
3. The squad might be light in numbers but not in quality with the likes of Maguire and Fiorini coming off the bench today. In any case, small squads aren’t necessarily bad things. A bigger squad with lots of new players can actually take longer to get playing the way you want and produce the results you need. At least that’s what they say in Suffolk.
Thank you to Graham Burrell and Lincoln City Football Club for the photograph!
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— Vital Lincoln City (@VitalLincoln) September 13, 2021