Mark Kennedy believes the positive connection between the squad and the Imps supporters evidences the progression his side have made.
City fell to their first defeat in five matches on Saturday, but the City head coach is confident the club remains on a positive trajectory.
He said: “The performance has given me a lot of positives. Although we’ve lost the match and I’ve left really disappointed by the result, I’ve walked away really positive in regard to where we are and what we’re doing. That was evidenced by the connection between the fans and the players after the game.”
Kennedy was also pleased by his team’s desire throughout the match, and while there were a number of positives, he believes the match was ultimately decided by the first goal of the game.
He added: “I thought we started really well and had some good moments in the game. Our first two phases of play to get into the final third was very good. I think if anything, we wanted to try and score the perfect goal.
“I am also pleased I saw a collective belief we could always come back and win the game, but the more the game went on, the more difficult it became.”