Mark Kennedy has commended the mental strength of his side as they navigate through a busy schedule of fixtures.
City’s head coach has been impressed with the output levels of his side in training and believes this demonstrates the mental resilience of his players.
Kennedy said: “From a training perspective the guys are doing well and are in a really good place. We have specific targets that they’re hitting every day and there’s no red flags.
“What you can’t see, however, is the mental aspect. We put pressures on them as a young group, a lot of them are living away from home too, and that can be incredibly taxing.
“Being a footballer is a privileged life and we’re grateful for the opportunity we get, but with the modern-day culture of social media and other influences, it’s a lot to ask a young group to deal with - they’re a credit to themselves.”
The Imps are currently ten unbeaten in Sky Bet League One and while Kennedy is not focussed on the run, he is expecting another tough fixture at St James Park on Saturday.
He added: “Statistically if you look at our games, they’re all very tight whether we’re playing teams at the top, middle or bottom of the table.
"I’d like to think it’ll be another tight game on Saturday because if it is, that means we will have performed well because Exeter are a very good side.
"We're proud of our run because there is a lot of inconsistency in this league but we are genuinely focusing on the next game.”
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