Date: 23rd August 2018 at 8:50am
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Views from The Imposter following Tuesday night’s 2-1 win at home against Bury in Sky Bet League Two: “Very poor for 70 minutes and somehow pulled a win out of the bag. How many misplaced passes were there from City tonight? I lost count but they showed real guts and tenacity to keep going and get there in the end.

Only players to emerge with credit for me were Pett, Freck and Smith, although McCartan did okay in his cameo. Shackell and Bostwick were poor at the back, while Eardley and Toffolo were not much better.

Surprised to see Rheady start and he was largely ineffective while Chapman showed some promise early on but dwelt on the ball too often and seemed to sink into his shell.

But it is another win and we are second while some of the other big guns continue to falter. Onwards and upwards.”

More views from the Match Thread:

Luke Imp: “It might suit us in the longer term, and I hope it does, but there’s too much chopping and changing IMO. Not in personnel, but in formations, too. 3 or 4 different formations in our opening 5?

It feels like we’re trying to be too clever at times and tinkering for the sake of it.

One thing we haven’t necessarily been in the last couple of years is clinical. This season, it feels a little like roles reversed because we appear to have been so.”

Sincilbanks: “I thought Pett was again outstanding last night and has to start whatever formation we choose. The moment we switched to two wide men after halftime and asked Harry and Andrade to push their wing backs back we looked far more on the front foot.

I thought it was really interesting Eardley twice looked to knock the ball long to Akinde but ended up passing it short and then gesticulated to Akinde that he needed to move into space…”

Thank you to Graham Burrell and Lincoln City Football Club for the photograph!

Posted by Vital Lincoln City on Thursday, 23 August 2018

 

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