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We have enjoyed training

6 March 2020

Michael Appleton and his players are looking forward to getting back on the grass this weekend as the Imps take on Burton Albion at LNER Stadium.

“The players are chomping at the bit to get back on the pitch, they have enjoyed training over the last few weeks,” said the City boss.

“We have been working on converting chances because that’s been high on the agenda. The majority of the different parts of our game has been magnificent.

“I see it every day in training, so the boys have no excuses why they can’t do it in games.

“Jorge Grant and Harry (Anderson) are both capable of scoring goals so the midfielders will also have to play their part. We send our defenders up at set plays because they give us another chance to score.

“Training has been good, the performance against Gillingham was good, there was only one team who looked like they wanted to win the game and there was a feel-good factor around the group.”

Alan Sheehan will be available for selection for the first time since signing for the club. Michael spoke highly of his new defender explaining how he will play a big part both on and off the field.

“When there is an opportunity to bring that type of quality into the club, you don’t say no, he was promoted out of this league last season and will be a good player for us” said Appleton.

“He is a senior player who is a great pro on the pitch, but he is even better off the pitch. The most important thing is that he stays fit and available for selection because he has real quality and is a top professional, he will be available for the weekend.”

Michael finished by looking towards Saturday’s fixture explaining how the Imps will have to be at their best against a difficult Burton side: “They play good football and can change shape which they have done recently so it will be interesting to see how they setup. They are a good side and they are managed by an experienced manager.

“We were fortunate to take the early lead in the away game which gave us a base to build from. We had to defend well against them but that’s what you expect away from home, they will be a dangerous side.”


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