Danny Cowley is looking for his side to continue the recent run of good form which has seen them stay at the top of the pack in SkyBet League Two but is well aware of the threats that Macclesfield Town possess as today’s opponents at Sincil Bank are fighting for every point to maintain their League status.
“It’s been a good run since we lost against Crewe we’re proud of that run and we have a refuse to lose attitude and of course we’re looking to continue that run today.” He said.
Both sets of supporters today will be celebrating the lives of the former City and Macclesfield manager, Keith Alexander and former player for both sides, Richard Butcher, but once the game gets underway it will be back to business until the final whistle.
“They’re (Macclesfield) a dangerous team fighting for their lives and both clubs have opportunities to change lives, there’s lots to play for Sol has gone in and he’s fighting hard and after today we wish him well. There’s a camaraderie between both clubs with the connection to Keith and Richard Butcher but everyone knows when the whistle goes (for kick off) we’re all fighting for three points.”
It will be the first time that the City manager has been able to call on the attacking quartet of Bruno Andrade, John Akinde, Danny Rowe and Harry Anderson at Sincil Bank and he’s hoping that the quartet shine in front of an expected crowd of around 9,500 today. However, the Imps’ manager stressed that there’s no room for complacency despite what the league table may suggest to some.
“We’re looking forward to having Bruno, John, Danny and Harry together, but we know we have to play with purpose and intent but also we have to balance that with patience and we have to match them in all areas to be successful. We can’t just turn up and expect to win, this is a really tough game. When teams are fighting for their lives they can perform like teams at the top of the table. So we’ve got a clear game plan and it’s about us executing it.
“No one has been promoted out of league Two with 79 points I think, so we know we’ve got to keep accumulating points, we’ve been on a good run and I think the best thing about this group is their humility. We’ve not got too low and when we’re in the middle of a good run we’ve not got too high, we know what the prize is and we’re going to fight for it.”