Michael Skubala is impressed by the City supporters who will be travelling in their numbers to Derby County on Thursday night.
1,900 Imps are expected to make the trip to Pride Park after City sold out their allocation, with Skubala explaining his side will do their best to extend their unbeaten run to six games in Sky Bet League One.
He said: “It’s great to see the fans, and the players do appreciate the travelling crowd, so hopefully it will be a good game with a good atmosphere.
“We know where Derby are and know that they’re a big club who have got some real experience in their ranks. We will try our best to go and get some points.
“It’s going to be a really tough test for us along with the other games that are coming thick and fast during the Christmas period.”
Skubala also understands his players will have to show resilience against a side who are chasing down the automatic places if they are to secure maximum points on the road.
He added: "We’ve got to be really mindful of their attacking players and we are going to have to defend well. I have been pleased in moments of games where we’ve defended quite resiliently as a backline.
“We are still learning all the time and the players are still learning how I want to do things. It’s an evolution, not a revolution and within that there are going to be peaks and troughs.
“We have to keep going and each game is throwing up different challenges for these players.”