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Boss: It could have been more

13 February 2022

Imps boss Michael Appleton, says his side were good value for the point they collected following the draw with Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.

City took the lead early through Liam Cullen who scored his first goal for the club but conceded late on for a share of the spoils. Appleton said he was satisfied with his team’s performance and delighted by their character.

He said: “The way they do things, they were always going to create chances. From our view, up until the goal I was very calm and happy with how were defending.

“I think the biggest disappointment, if any, is that we didn’t get the second goal. We had some glorious opportunities early in the second half to do that and take the game away from them, but I would have taken a point before the game.

“The reason I say that is because I know how difficult it is to deal with their style and probably three or four weeks ago we might have lost it and caved in a little but the players stood up to it manfully and deserved what they got.

“I thought we competed really well and it becomes a really good point if we go and do the business on Tuesday,” he added.

One player in particular who caught the eye of the boss was Brooke Norton-Cuffy who, on the first senior start of his career, was awarded man of the match by the Imps supporters.

Appleton said: “I thought Brooke Norton-Cuffy was outstanding and we saw a little bit of a glimpse as to what he can do.

“His attacking play is a big part of what his best attributes are. Clearly, he was a bit nervous initially but it was his first league start in a big game, the elements didn’t help but he came through to get stronger and stronger.”

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