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Lewis Montsma: I'm happy I've taken my chances

26 November 2020

The Imps play their third away game in a week this Saturday with Michael Appleton’s side facing Plymouth Argyle in the Emirates FA Cup Second Round.

Lincoln picked up three points in their last game, beating Swindon Town 1-0 on Tuesday night thanks to Lewis Montsma’s 74th minute header. The Imps now sit third in the Sky Bet League One table with 26 points to their name from 13 games.

The Dutch defender is pleased with life at LNER Stadium after taking his tally to seven for the season in all competitions: “I am enjoying it here; I am lucky to be playing in the team and it is good that I have managed to score some goals for Lincoln and help us win some points.

“I can’t say I knew I would have seven goals already, but I am happy I’ve taken my chances to help the team.

"I am practicing my free-kicks in training, so I am waiting for my moment to be able to take one and hopefully add to my record.”

As well as putting in an impressive attacking effort this season, the 22-year-old has also performed well at the back, keeping nine clean sheets in all competitions.

Lewis continued by praising his centre back partner saying: “Jacko (Adam Jackson) is important for the team, but he is also important for me because he talks to me throughout the game.

“I enjoy playing alongside him. He talks to me before and after games about our performance, so we get on well and have a good partnership together.

“It is always positive to pick up clean sheets.”

The defender discussed the English game, explaining the difference to what he experienced in his native of Holland.

“I was aware of the level here; the play is very quick, and it is much more physical than what I was playing in before,” said Lewis.

“There is more strength and speed in England, I think I have good technical play too so that fits well in this league.”

Montsma finished by turning his attention to the Emirates FA Cup, with City facing Plymouth Argyle in the Second Round on Saturday: “I have heard about the competition, it’s on television in Holland so it will be good to play in.

“It is important we see this game through so we can get into the third round, we will treat it the same as the Carabao Cup when we played Bradford.

“We will work hard and look to put in a positive performance on Saturday.”

Domestically based Imps supporters can purchase a match pass HERE to watch this weekend’s action LIVE on WeAreImps iFollow.


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