“We are disappointed” was what Imps captain Liam Bridcutt had to say following this afternoon’s Sky Bet League One fixture at LNER Stadium.
City scored the opener but suffered their first defeat of the season losing 2-1 to Bristol Rovers. However, the Imps currently sit in second position in the league table after winning four of their opening five fixtures.
Michael Appleton’s side now have a free week as they prepare for a trip to Fleetwood Town’s Highbury Stadium next weekend. The game will be available live on WeAreImps iFollow, get your match pass HERE.
City captain, Liam Bridcutt explained how the Imps won’t dwell on today’s result going into the new week as they prepare at the Soper of Lincoln Elite Performance Centre.
“We are disappointed, we knew that today was a game we should have won.”
“It hurt today, we are disappointed, and it will ruin our weekend, but we won’t dwell on it, Monday is a new day and we will go to work.
“Apart from today, we have had a brilliant start to the season. We dominated the game but didn’t take our chances. Possession doesn’t win anything these days; you have to put the ball in the back of the net and that’s the end of it.”
After starting four of the Imps opening five games, the skipper discussed today’s game in detail saying: “It will now be about the way we react and move on.
“It will always be difficult against a back five because they just sit there and make things hard going forward. In the first half we created great chances, and, on another day, we would have put them away. We’ve done that in previous games to get the results.
“We beat ourselves today, it came down to our own mistakes and we know that in the dressing room.”
Liam finished by praising the management at the club for the 12 points picked up by City since the start of the season.
“The management have put tonnes of work in daily, everyone at the club has worked hard together to get us in the position we are in,” said the 31-year-old.
“We aren’t going to make excuses, we set our standards so high that every game is down to us and it was down to us why we lost today, but we will work hard in the week to get a result next weekend.”
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