Michael Appleton believes the return of supporters to the LNER Stadium will give his side an advantage in home games this season.
City are back in action as AFC Wimbledon travel north on Tuesday evening, and Appleton expects the supporters who helped his side keep going to find a winner against Charlton on Saturday to be in full voice again.
He said: “This year, with fans coming back in, I feel as though we’ve had some very good games at home, even in the couple that we’ve lostwe’ve been competitive.
“It’s not just the fact we’ve scored late goals, but some of our second half performances of late have been really strong and the crowd have played a huge part in that.”
While the league table continues to shape-up during the early stages of the season, a second consecutive win would give the Imps an opportunity to put points on the board and edge closer to the play-off places.
After playing out a 2-2 draw with Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, Appleton expects the Dons to provide a stern test for his men.
He added: “They are a very athletic side, full of energy. They have an incredible team spirit about them and togetherness, so they are dangerous.
“They have threats, certainly in wide areas with a bit of pace, and we are mindful of that. We know we have to match them in these areas and then hopefully we can stamp our own performance on the game.”
The Imps are looking to build on Saturday's victory over Charlton Athletic when AFC Wimbledon visit the LNER Stadium on Tuesday night. Click here to secure your ticket and make sure you don't miss out