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PREVIEW: Lincoln City v Coventry City - The Sky Blues face the Imps in a sell-out clash at Sincil Bank

City look to bounce back in SkyBet League Two...

17 November 2017

The Sky Blues head to Sincil Bank to face Lincoln City in SkyBet League Two as City look to bounce back from last week's defeat to Mansfield Town.

Lincoln have only lost one of their last five games, and welcome Mark Robbins' side on the back of win over Crewe Alexandra (1-4) and Notts County (2-1).

Dan Cowley, alongside his brother Nicky, only took charge at Sincil Bank last year, but have already catapulted themselves into Lincoln Legend. The duo achieving promotion back to the Football League along with an incredible run in last season's FA Cup which saw them beat Premier League Burnley before being knocked-out by Arsenal at the Emirates.

The Imps do not have any strong injury concerns ahead of the clash but manager Dan Cowley is monitoring the fitness of Harry Anderson and Michael Bostwick who both face late fitness tests.

The Sky Blues will have to check on Jack Grimmer, who came off against Mansfield with concussion, but elsewhere have no new injury concerns, with Tony Andreu the only man out, but do have three players currently on four yellow cards (Duckens Nazon, Rod McDonald and Michael Doyle) meaning one more at Sincil Bank would lead to a suspension.

The Opponents

Billy Knott could be key for the Imps at Sincil Bank. The Former Chelsea Academy star joined Lincoln in the summer after successful loan-spell and the midfielder suits his sides high-intensity style of play.

In attack, former Birmingham City striker Matt Green started his career in non-league with Newport County before attracting the attention of Cardiff City. Green scored 26 goals in 83 games for Mansfield Town over the last two season's before joining Lincoln in the summer n a two-year deal.

Coventry born Josh Ginnelly could also feature. The 20-year-old, on-loan from Burnley, had spells at Walsall and Altrincham before joining Lincoln where he is slowly becoming a regular, scoring his first goal for the club during their opening day draw with Wycombe.

Likely Lincoln XI

Vickers (GK); Long, Dickie, Ragget, Eardley; Woodyard, Bostwick, Whitehouse; Ginnelly, Green, Palmer.

City's Away Form

W 0-3 Luton Town

L 1-0 Accrington Stanley

0-0 Barnet

D 2-2 Walsall (Coventry win on Penalties)

W 1-2 Swindon Town

L 2-1 Cambridge


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