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Regan Poole: On year at the Imps and relishing his new role

5 February 2022

Having joined Lincoln City at the backend of last January’s transfer window, Regan Poole says moving to the Imps continues to feel like the right decision.

Having nailed down the right-back position upon his arrival last year, the defender has since been forced to move centrally through injuries within the squad, a position in which he is thriving.

The Welshman said: “I’ve played a lot of football since I joined, obviously it was really disappointing last year because I would have loved to have been promoted, and it’s been a tough season so far, but we’re in a very good place as a group and it’s only a matter of time before we start climbing the table.

“I’ve played a lot of my career at centre-half. I’ve probably played more professional games in that position than I have at right-back, so it’s not new to me, but it is different going back in there from out wide.

“It is nice to have the versatility in your game and give the gaffer and the team different options. But I played a lot of games in centre-half now so it's nice to have that consistency and I feel as though I’m getting better.”

After winning three of the opening five games since the turn of the year, with a particularly good record against sides towards the top end of the table, Poole says the team is ready for the fixture against MK Dons on Saturday.

On a more personal note, the ex-Dons player adds it will be enjoyable to return to his former club but insists the three points are his main priority.

“We do always perform against the higher teams, but our league position in the table doesn’t reflect how we’ve been playing.

“The last few weeks we’ve pushed on and picked up our game and have played some good stuff, so I think it’s only a matter of time before we start climbing that table and show what we’re about.

“I played quite a few games at MK and it is nice going back to see old faces. It’ll be the first time I’ve been back since I moved here, but it’ll feel better to take three points.”


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