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Carabao Cup Preview: Crewe Alexandra (A)

5 September 2020

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The Imps kick off their 2020/21 campaign with a trip to Crewe Alexandra in the Carabao Cup.

Michael Appleton’s side have had a handful of new additions arrive over the summer, with the majority featuring in pre-season action for the Imps.

City fans will be able to watch the action live with the game kicking off at 3pm BST on iFollow.

Click HERE to purchase your video/audio match pass before Saturday's game.

Opposition Manager’s Comments

LMA League Two Manager of the Year, David Artell will be taking his team out for the first time since securing promotion to Sky Bet League One. The former Gibraltar international spoke to press ahead of his side’s Carabao cup clash against the Imps.

“It will be competitive because it is a League Cup game, we will give it the respect it deserves,” explained Artell.

“It will be different so I can understand why people take a certain approach. Lincoln will be a really good test and we want to win; it is as simple as that.”

The Opposition

Crewe Alexandra have welcomed back Luke Murphy following seven years away from the club, when he spent time with Leeds United, Burton Albion and most recently Bolton Wanderers.

The 30-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the side he previously captained after breaking through their academy in 2008.

Murphy follows Offrande Zanzala, Mikael Mandron and Donervon Daniels to Alexandra Stadium.

David Artell’s side start the campaign as a Sky Bet League One side following a second-place promotion finish last season. Key players Charlie Kirk and Chris Porter remain at the club, however, they will be without academy graduate James Jones who joined the Imps earlier in the transfer window.


All the action will be streamed live on iFollow for City supporters who subscribe to a match pass. 

Click HERE to purchase your video/audio match pass before Saturday's game which kicks off at 3pm BST. 

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