Liam Bridcutt is happy to pass on his experience to the younger players in the Imps squad this season.
The 32-year-old has been impressed with the attitude of the new arrivals this summer.
He said: “They’ve been brilliant, we’ve got a good group of lads and the new lads fitted in straight away. We know they’re good players otherwise the manager wouldn’t have wanted them.
“When you are at a Premier League club you can get comfortable in the U23s with the wages they’re playing and the games you’re playing. The lads here are desperate to come and try to make a name for themselves, I respect that.
“That’s one of my roles, trying to help young players as much as I can. I think I did a reasonably good job last season and will be looking to do the same this year if anyone needs any advice.”
The midfielder believes the club are in a good position to go on and challenge again in the top half of the table.
He added: “Our targets have not changed. Every season we want to get better as a football club and a group of players. We know last year we maybe overachieved, but we know we’ve got the players and staff to go forward and press again.
“Last season we weren’t even mentioned in that group of teams, people are looking at us now which adds a bit of expectation but you want to be known as a top team or player.”