Date: 17th August 2018 at 11:45am
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Ahead of tomorrow afternoon’s game against Grimsby Town in Sky Bet League Two, we asked our members what 3 things they think The Imps need to do to beat them!

Here’s what Scotimp said:

1. Press: Grimsby’s defending against Forest Green ranged from shambolic to panic-stricken. Remember Akinde’s goal at Port Vale? Grimsby’s defenders are cannon-fodder for more of the same.

2. Run at them: A common theme from The Fishy indicates they are not the fastest team in the world and lack pace in midfield in particular. The strength and speed of Andrade, Green, Akinde and Anderson looks too much for them on paper alone, whilst the skill of McCartan and Pett in the advanced midfield area should run rings around the likes of cumbersome John Welsh.

3. Shackell must play: Not just at Grimsby, but as a permanent fixture in the centre of defence alongside Wharton. They gave Port Vale absolutely nothing on Tuesday and restricted Vale to speculative long-range shots only. On the other hand, Grimsby failed to have a single shot on target against Rochdale on Tuesday and only had three against FGR. At home, that is very, very poor.

Posted by Vital Lincoln City on Friday, 17 August 2018

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