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Michael Appleton: We showed quality

11 September 2021

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Imps boss Michael Appleton believes the international break allowed his side to reset before they travelled to Cambridge United this afternoon.

“It was like the first game of the season for us today after the break,” explained Michael.

“There were a lot of things going on before the international break, we had a lot of injuries and some illness, so it gave us the opportunity to reset, and we’ve shown our quality today.”

The Imps boss continued by reflecting on his side’s performance this afternoon after coming out 5-1 victors at Abbey Stadium: “It was a good display, there were some fine goals.”

“We were outstanding in the first half, moving the ball well when we needed to. There was a lot of quality in the final third, that’s shown in the three goals and us hitting the woodwork before half-time.

“There was an early spell in the second half where they put us under pressure, so to come through that at a dangerous scoreline is pleasing.

“We will enjoy it for a few hours, but the mindset will quickly move to Tuesday’s game.”

Appleton finished by discussing the Imps’ next opponent, Rotherham United who visit LNER Stadium on Tuesday night.

“I’m sure that Rotherham will want to react on Tuesday night after their result today. We will have to be at our best and look to start as well as we did today.”

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