Mark Kennedy has been learning a lot as the Imps' head coach since arriving in the summer.
After winning at Sky Bet Championship side Bristol City to secure a place in the fourth round on Tuesday evening, Kennedy has reflected on his growth as a coach.
He said: “Where I am as a coach in comparison to where I was when I came in is like chalk and cheese. I feel like I have learned a huge amount since then, and it has been very different to what I thought I would be.
"In terms of what I thought we would look like or what we wanted to do in comparison to the reality of who we are, is very different, but I still think it’s very attractive."
The Imps will host promotional hopefuls Plymouth Argyle this Saturday, and Kennedy believes it will be another challenging encounter as City look to extend their unbeaten home run.
He added: "It is going to be a tough game and Plymouth have actually kicked on from last year when they had an amazing season.
"They are very good individually, very organised and score a lot of goals. I do not say this lightly, but we will heavily focus on ourselves. We are also having a good season, so long may they continue.
"After 15 games with the club, I feel like I have an excellent understanding of who we are, what we look like and what is best for us in terms of individual players and as a team."
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