Virtue hails home form

City’s Matty Virtue has praised the home form of the Imps who remain undefeated in Sky Bet League one action at the LNER Stadium.

Arriving in the summer, the Blackpool loanee has been a regular in Mark Kennedy’s midfield, and with just one home match left until the turn of the year, the 25-year-old is proud of City’s strong form. 

He said: “It’s a massive achievement because we have had some very tough fixtures here. To remain unbeaten shows how good we are as a group, and maybe if we can turn a few of those draws into wins, I think we go from a strong team to a very good team.” 

Part of City’s strong home form is down to the sides ability to keep clean sheet and being difficult to break down. The midfielder has credited this to the hard work put in on the training pitch but acknowledges the areas in which his side could continue to improve. 

He added: “It’s good to keep clean sheets but we want to be winning games. I think we always feel comfortable because we make it very difficult for teams to be able to play through us. That is the way we train, and I think it continues to get better. 

“When everyone is fit we have great competition for places, and that creates a very good environment and drives everyone in training. Personally, I think I’m playing well and I’m enjoying the regular football. There are areas that I think I can improve and that is something I continue to do, but overall, I’m very happy.” 

City return to the LNER Stadium on Tuesday 13 December in the Papa Johns Trophy round of 16. Secure your tickets for the fixture against Everton U21 HERE!