Conor McGrandles has enjoyed developing the leadership traits in his game, having recently had the honour of wearing the captain’s armband.
The Scottish midfielder has relished his new role during the enforced absence of regular skipper Liam Bridcutt.
He said: “I’ve become a lot better at being a leader since I joined Lincoln. I’m glad that the Gaffer has shown faith in me when Liam has been injured - I’ve really enjoyed that responsibility.
“I’ve always been talkative and loud in the dressing room, but I’ve never seen myself in this kind of role. It’s certainly something that I’ve developed since being here and the traits have really come out of nowhere.”
McGrandles’ header against Shrewsbury Town last month marked his second goal of this campaign and the ‘Scottish Kaka’ is hungry for more.
He added: “Goal scoring is not something that I’ve worked on, but I’m conscious that I need to help out in that area.
“It has been difficult to get forward, as the role I’ve played in around half of the games this season has been a bit deeper, but when I’m playing further forward, it’s definitely something I think about.”