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24 January 2020

Match Previews


24 January 2020

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The Imps travel to Ipswich on Saturday for the second time this season with their previous meeting at Portman Road coming in the FA Cup.

Michael Appleton's side have faced the Tractorboys three times already this season in both Emirates FA Cup and SkyBet League One action.
The Imps last faced Ipswich in league action at the end of 2019 where they put five past Paul Lambert's side at LNER Stadium. Harry Anderson, Tyler Walker, Michael Bostwick and Jake Hesketh were all on the scoresheet as Lincoln cruised to a 5-3 win.

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The Tractorboys currently occupy the third spot in the Skybet League One table, just two points behind title-chasing Rotherham United and Wycombe Wanderers.

Town go into Saturday's game off the back of a 2-1 over Tranmere Rovers last weekend with Flynn Downes and Kayden Jackson both getting on the scoresheet for Paul Lambert's men. Jackson has now scored nine goals this season, just one behind their top goalscorer James Norwood.

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Manager’s comments

Ipswich boss Paul Lambert is pleased with how his side are playing following a 2-1 win over Tranmere Rovers.

The 50-year-old spoke to ITFC's website ahead of Saturday's clash with the Imps, explaining how it will be a difficult game.

"It is a hard game, there is no doubt about it but we are at home and we will do the best we can to get the win," said Lambert.

"We are in a really good position, we are a good side, we didn't deserve to go a goal down last week."

The Town boss went on to speak about the last time the two sides met, in a goal-filled game ending 5-3 at LNER Stadium, before continuing by speaking about going forward.

"It was the worse we have played this season, we deserved to lose the game and get beat heavily. We have kicked on from there, we have built from there and we are playing really well."