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Kennedy eager to bounce back

30 October 2022

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Mark Kennedy is pleased to have another game come up quickly as his Imps side look to put Saturday's frustrating loss at Port Vale behind them.

Match Reports

Port Vale 1 Imps 0

29 October 2022

The 1-0 reverse was only City's fourth loss in Sky Bet League One this season, and should be seen in contact of an October which had seen Kennedy's side go unbeaten in the five previous matches.

He said: "It's impossible to criticise players after the October we've had. As a staff we will pick out certain things, but that's only the fourth game we've lost this year which is one of the fewest in the league.

"We were below par but knew this was going to be a difficult game against a side who are doing well. The great thing about football is games come quickly and while it's definitely not a free hit on Tuesday against Accrington we're glad to be back in front of our fans and it's an opportunity to push up the table."

Kennedy felt the match was disrupted by serious injuries to two Vale players during the opening half.

He added: "The game was affected by the injuries, but it was the same for both teams. When we came in at half-time we asked them to gain control - we had a period in the second half when we did that but there was also a period when it became quite fractured.

"The stats say we concede a lot of shots but they are miles outside the box and Carl Rushworth hasn't had much to do, the flip side is although we got into good positions we didn't work their keeper either."

City are back in action on Tuesday when they host Accrington Stanley under the lights at the LNER Stadium. Click here to secure your spot.

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