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Appleton pleased with Imps defence

20 November 2021


Appleton pleased with Imps defence

20 November 2021

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Imps boss Michael Appleton was happy with his defence as City picked up a point on the road with a goalless draw versus Doncaster Rovers.

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Doncaster Rovers 0 Imps 0

20 November 2021

"I can't ask any more from the back four and Josh Griffiths," he said.

"They showed determination but we let opportunities slip with our attacking play, I think the game should have been out of sight in the first half.

"Even if Doncaster scored the first goal, I still think we’d have gone on to win the game. We were aggressive in our approach, I couldn’t see them scoring if I’m being honest.

"The reality is that if we want to have any kind of success this season, we have to score goals and take opportunities better than what we did."

Appleton continued by praising the 2,383 Imps supporters who travelled to Doncaster.

"They were fantastic and it was a good atmosphere," he said.

"I think our fans created the atmosphere because of the amount of them that turned up. It was really pleasing that they got behind the players and I'm sure they'll create a similar noise at home on Tuesday."

The City boss finished by discussing young forward, Freddie Draper who made his fourth league appearance of the season.

"I think the impact of Freddie off the bench has been very positive and that gives me something to think about knowing we have two games coming up in the space of four days," he added.

The Imps are back at the LNER Stadium twice in a week as Portsmouth visit on Tuesday 23 November then Accrington Stanley come to town on Saturday 27 November. Click here to book your ticket.

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