Imps defender Aaron Lewis described Monday’s 4-4 draw with Sheffield United as a ‘great workout’ following his return from International duty.
Lewis played 90 minutes at right-back during the draw and Monday afternoon after coming off the bench in Wales under-21s’ 2-1 defeat at Moldova on Friday night, which meant he missed Saturday’s trip to Peterborough.
The Imps faced an experienced Blades outfit at the Premier League training ground, but Lewis was pleased with how he and his team mates applied themselves.
“If you ask everyone involved they will say it was a great workout for the team and it was a good result for us, particularly against the team that they put out,” the 21-year-old said.
“We have a few boys coming back from injuries and myself that was coming back from an international call-up so it was good for everyone out there to get some minutes.”
Lewis replaced Cardiff City defender Cameron Coxe in the second half after the hosts had taken the lead, despite Burton Albion loanee, Nathan Broadhead giving Wales a lead midway inside the first half.
“It was disappointing for the team and to not pick up any points after beating Belgium, but we’ve got the chance to put it right against Bosnia next month and pick up more points.
“International football is always different to club level because you’re playing for points in major qualifiers.
“It’s different, it’s not always staying in nice hotels – we were in Moldova, the pitch wasn’t great and you know you’re going to be tested immediately.”
Lewis is back with the Imps squad and available for selection for Friday night’s fixture against Shrewsbury Town at Sincil Bank. Click here to purchase tickets.