Imps attacker Anthony Scully spoke to the media after City’s 1-0 defeat to Rotherham United at the LNER Stadium on Friday night and although he was frustrated at the result he enjoyed his first taste of life as a City player.
“Coming into the game they were top of the league but we knew with the quality we have we could compete and we did that from the first minute to the end. We didn’t get the bit of luck that we needed from the goal. We had chances, we didn’t get that bit we needed but we’ve just got to move on now and put in the same performance on Tuesday night.
“I’ve just come into the club but I know it’s in a really good place, and with the players we have and the new lads coming in, the team will be very good once we get going together.
“The fans were unbelievable, that’s my first experience with them.
“I could’ve stayed at West Ham until the end of the season but this option came up and it was a no-brainer for me.
“The way [the manager] spoke to me about me as a player, he really sees me for the type of player I am, the way he is with players and the young players he’s developed. He’s a top manager and to work under him, with the belief he has in me, all came together in me coming here.”
Coming into a club which has a few familiar faces in the squad has certainly helped the young forward settle into life in his new City and his aims are clear for the rest of the season and beyond.
“Obviously my goal is to play at the top level in my career and hopefully that’s with Lincoln, climbing through the leagues. But right I’m just looking to play for Lincoln and do the best I can for the club and see where it takes us together.
“It has helped me settle in with the lads I know already but all the lads have been brilliant with me since I first met them.”
Scully emphasised how impressed he was by the Imps supporters as he made his debut in front of a sold-out LNER Stadium.
“When I went on and my name got announced I got a great reception from the fans which was brilliant."
"Once I was on the pitch I kind of zoned out and focused on the game, creating some chances and some goals myself. But the reception was brilliant apart from the result at the end which was a downer.
“I heard the manager had talked about the way I am in training and that’s just me, I love training, I train every day with the same energy I have in matches. I just love it day-in, day-out.
“I love the city. I’ve had a walk round the cathedral with my Dad last week and it’s lovely.”
If you’ve not got a ticket for Tuesday night’s game when Anthony could next be in action for The Imps, you can still purchase them online on Eventbrite HERE or in the club store at LNER Stadium.
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