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Kerslake pleased with Salford display

31 July 2021

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David Kerslake was pleased with the way the Imps put their training ground tactics into action during Saturday’s pre-season win at Salford City.

Goals from Anthony Scully and Tom Hopper sealed a 2-0 win at the Sky Bet League Two title favourites, and assistant manager Kerslake was pleased with the style of play.

He said: “It was a real good exercise, you’d imagine these would be a decent outfit next year and as the games have progressed we’ve improved.

“The way we dominated possession at times was really pleasing. The manager has asked the players to play out from the back through midfield and speed things up in the final third, It’s easier in training, of course, but we’ve tried to put into practice in these games.”

Manager Michael Appleton split his squad, with a number of players taking part in a training session at the Elite Performance Centre.

Kerslake added: “The gaffer made a conscious decision to keep some players at the training ground and took a session with them, their time will come for 90 minutes on Tuesday at Stockport.

“We feel we’ve recruited well this summer, there are one or two not quite up to speed having not been involved at their previous clubs but players like Ted Bishop and Hakeeb will get minutes at Stockport on Tuesday.”

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