Lincoln United are hoping to move up the NPL – East Division table this weekend as they host away side Stockton Town.
After an encouraging and competitive display last week against second-placed Shildon AFC, ‘The Whites’ were unlucky to not come away with at least a point.
Manager Sam Wilkinson said: “We caused them enough problems to win the game. I wouldn’t say we were the better side, but we definitely had enough chances and I think maybe a draw would have been a fair result.”
“The way we controlled them was a massive bonus, because we have conceded a lot of goals this year and we struggle to keep clean sheets. But we didn’t ever have a ten-minute period where we were hanging on which is massively encouraging.”
Stockton currently sit tenth in the table, four places above Sam Wilkinson’s side but only by three points, so a win would see United draw level on points with Saturday’s opponents and move up to twelfth in the league.
“It’s not a six-pointer but it feels like it could be in terms of the league table” the manager commented.
Callum Foster is set to return to the starting eleven, which is a big bonus after starting on the bench last week, with Jake Park still carrying a slight knock but still fit to play some part in the game and have his minutes managed.
Long-term absentees Simon Biggs, Archie Moyses and Tristan Skerritt remain on the sidelines.
All focus now turns to 3pm on Saturday in an important game at Ashby Avenue.
Match Preview by Cameron Reid