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Danny: We will learn from Saturday ahead of MK

30 March 2019

Danny Cowley wants his team to learn from today’s 1-1 draw against Macclesfied Town before the Imps travel to promotion rivals MK Dons next Saturday.

City came from behind to rescue a point thanks to Neal Eardley’s 38thminute free-kick. The 2017/18 Imps Player of the Season has now scored two goals this season, both coming from set pieces. 

The Lincoln boss praised his experienced full back saying: “I thought that our response to their goal was really good, we created more chances and then scored a great goal through Neal Eardley.

“He is technically fantastic, you don’t play for Wales and in the Premier League without being very good at your profession. He is excellent, it was a good goal and we are disappointed not to have built on that.” 

Cowley explained how his side didn’t put in the type of performance expected of them in the second half at Sincil Bank. 

“In the second half, we wanted to come out and play with the same energy but unfortunately we didn’t,” said the City manager. 

“Today we started really well, we had purpose and created a lot of chances but then we looked too slow in terms of the speed of our play, it was disappointing.

“Both goalkeepers have made some excellent saves but you have to credit Macclesfield because they worked really hard.”

The Imps travel to MK Dons next Saturday with 5,000 fans expected to make the 220-mile round trip. Cowley continue by looking forward to Lincoln’s trip to Stadium MK explaining how his side will learn from today’s performance. 

“We are now an extra point up on 80 for the season, which is an excellent achievement. We will prepare and recover for MK Dons next Saturday. 

“It is another point against a team who were fighting hard, we know that at the end of the season, if you play a team near relegation then it is twice as hard. We respected that but we couldn’t find the energy needed in the second half so we will go away and look at that.”

Lincoln have now extended their unbeaten run to 17 league games since December. Danny finished by explaining how League Two is a tough division with not much separating the top sides from the bottom.

“There are six games to go now and we have 80 points, that is something to be pleased about because we have a very tough run now,” said the Imps boss.

“The difference between first place and 24thin this division is really small, we are very proud to be on the unbeaten run we have been in. We know how hard that is because there is very little between the games.”

Over 4,800 tickets have sold for next Saturday's trip to MK Dons, with the deadline passing for postal orders at 23:59pm on Sunday.

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