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Preview: The Imps vs Gillingham

21 February 2020

The Imps host Steve Evans' Gillingham side at LNER Stadium this weekend in SkyBet League One action.

Lincoln will be looking to pick up three points as they return to LNER Stadium following an away trip to Accrington Stanley last weekend. Anthony Scully and Aaron Lewis got their first Imps goals with Jason Shackell also scoring at the Wham Stadium, however, the home side picked up three points on the day with a late winner. 

iFollow

The Sky Bet League One clash between the Imps and Gillingham is available to watch live, with BBC Radio Lincolnshire commentary, on iFollow for International Imps. UK based supporters are able to purchase an audio match pass.

For details of all subscription and match pass options available this weekend - Click HERE.

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Steve Evans' side haven't suffered defeat in 14 league games with the side only suffering a loss to Premier League opposition West Ham in the FA Cup third round.

Currently ninth in the SkyBet League One table, Gillingham's latest victory came on Tuesday away to Southend, with the Gills needing just one goal to pick up three points thanks to Connor Ogilvie.

Brandon Hanlan is the side's top goalscorer with seven to his name for the season. The former Charlton youngster arrived at Priestfield Stadium in 2018 and found the back of the net in Gillingham's 3-2 away win over Blackpool earlier in the month.

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Manager's Comments

Steve Evans spoke to press ahead of his side's trip to LNER Stadium, praising the Imps and Michael Appleton.

“I have a lot of time and a lot of respect for their manager. I have a love-hate relationship with the Lincoln City fans but it will be a tough game for us," said Evans.

“My daughter was at university there and I still have a house there that I rent out now because she went into it when she went to uni. But listen, they get right behind their team.

“Michael has gone in there as part of a plan to change the style they have had in recent times. He has implemented that very well.”

The Gills boss continued by speaking about City's arrivals in January: “He has some brilliant, technical footballers. He signed two or three loan signings which surprised everyone. The kid from Arsenal, everyone raised an eyebrow for.

“But it will be very different from the Southend game for us. It will be very tough and we need to be significantly better.

“I said we had to be better on Tuesday than we were on Saturday at Doncaster. I think we were probably about the same – poor for a while and then came on to our game. So, we need to be much better on Saturday from three o’clock.”

iFollow

The Sky Bet League One clash between the Imps and Gillingham is available to watch live, with BBC Radio Lincolnshire commentary, on iFollow for International Imps. UK based supporters are able to purchase an audio match pass.

For details of all subscription and match pass options available this weekend - Click HERE.


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