Tom Shaw says there is an opportunity for players to impress as Notts County visit the LNER Stadium in the Imps’ final Bristol Street Motors group stage fixture on Tuesday evening.
City beat Wolverhampton Wanderers’ U21 side 2-0, meaning a victory against Notts County would likely seal progression for the Imps.
Shaw said: "There’ll be some players getting some much-needed game time for themselves and for the group in the next two games.
“We’re very keen to progress in this competition so we’ve done all our work on Notts County. They’re a good side with a top coach, and they play a very exciting brand of football, so we’ve done our homework on how we can stop that and hurt them when we have the ball.”
Shaw is also happy with the consistency his side have shown in preparation for games, with the Imps now firmly focused on their match against the Magpies.
He added: "From the first morning when the staff and I took the temporary reins, we’ve just had a focus on the next fixture, and trying to keep the players focused on the next game.
"We've done as much preparation and as much detail as we possibly can for each game, and that’s been the same for Notts County, and it’ll be the same for the game against Port Vale.
"With so many games in a short spell there's not much time to think about anything else. All the staff and players have done brilliantly within our processes, and we’ve been very consistent no matter the circumstances."