Date: 30th July 2018 at 11:45am
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Views from Joseph Lovett after Saturday’s 1-0 win against League One side Scunthorpe United: “Very pleasing game overall. Thought we were the better team overall though I’m not sure how strong the Scunny line up was and they didn’t look interested until they went 1-0 down.

We got the ball into very decent areas without creating many clear-cut chances. I liked the look of 5-3-2. I have literally no idea what our strongest 11 is, such is the squad depth. Probably the strongest squad I’ve ever seen at Lincoln (pre-season at least). Just hope the Cowleys know! Don’t want to be chopping and changing the formation too much.

I thought McCartan was excellent. So calm on the ball and linked the play excellently.

Slightly surprised Luque didn’t get game time if he’s still on trial? Sounds like we’re probably signing him?

The biggest disappointment was probably Akinde. Not sure what I was expecting, but, I Thought he looked off the pace and struggled to win headers and get involved in the game. Rheady, on the other hand, looked quality, he won his headers well and linked up play. He’ll play a big part this season.

Should be a good season ahead!”

Other Views From The Match Thread:

New gold dream: “Overall a very good run out we looked very composed on the ball and played out from the back very well.

Not sure if that’s the starting line up for next week but certainly looking very promising.

Thought Chapman played very well again so has done enough to get in the starting 11 next week in my opinion.”

Scotimp: “I wonder what some people expect of Akinde?

He is not a brilliant footballer, he is a very good goalscorer. My expectation is that he will score 15 to 20 goals, not that he will run rings round the opposition. We’ll leave Andrade to do that.

Furthermore, Akinde has only managed 179 minutes in pre-season, or the equivalent of two full games. He isn’t fully fit yet, but he will be very soon. He should be firing by the Swindon game.”

Posted by Vital Lincoln City on Monday, 30 July 2018

 

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