Scully: Fans backing inspires us

Anthony Scully believes the fans will play an important factor as the Imps look to have a strong second half of the season.

The Irishman said the squad are appreciative of the support shown so far this season, which he thinks will be key as Michael Appleton’s side try to start the New Year with a victory against Oxford United on Saturday.

He said: “The fans are massive for any club, but particularly ours. When I came on the pitch on Boxing Day, the reception I received was brilliant and I loved it.

“A lot of the fans were supporters of the club when they were in the National League and they’ve had a lot of success since. We’ve had a slight dip this season, which happens in football, but I’m sure the fans will stick with us the way they have been and we’ll soon be celebrating the wins together again soon."

Despite recent results failing to reflect the performance levels of the squad, Scully says the team morale remains positive as they enter 2022.

He said: “We know as a group what we can produce because we’ve done it on occasions, but we need to turn that into a series of 90 minutes. We have injured players coming back and new players coming in so going forward I’m sure we will be fine.

“I feel great, I’ve had a good week of training and the injury feels fine so I can’t wait to get going. Up until my injury I was very happy with how the season was going individually. I just need to get back playing, try not to put too much pressure on myself too soon, and I’m sure the more games I play, the form from the start of the season will return.”

Anthony Scully is the feature interview in the matchday programme for the visit of Oxford United on Saturday. The programme is available from sellers around the stadium as well as from the ticket office, with fans able to pay by cash or card. If you cannot get to the match then order your copy online now.