Lincoln City Preview vs Crawley Town

Lincoln City will be looking to get back to winning ways after their Checkatrade Trophy defeat to Mansfield Town as they entertain managerless Crawley Town.

The Imps lost 2-1 to the Stags in their first group stage game of the competition that they lifted in April of this year.

Although the domestic competitions may not be appearing to go to plan, it is clear to see that Lincoln are on song in the league.

Top of Sky Bet League Two with only two points dropped in the month of August, the Imps have made a fantastic start to the season.

They are currently three points clear of second placed Newport County.

Next up for Danny Cowley’s side are Crawley Town at Sincil Bank as they look to build on their 3-0 win away at Exeter last weekend.

Crawley recently lost their manager Harry Kewell to bottom club Notts County are yet to appoint a successor. However, the Red Devils will have a familiar face to the home fans as Ollie Palmer returns to Sincil Bank.

Palmer signed for Lincoln in the summer of 2017 from Leyton Orient and despite not getting much game time, was able to get a run in the side towards the end of the season. This run in the side saw him score some vitals goals including a winner against Exeter City.

But with the Imps signing John Akinde in the summer, Palmer was knocked down the pecking order and opted to move back down South to Crawley.

Crawley were able to get four points off the Imps last season with a frustrating 0-0 draw at Sincil Bank followed by a 3-1 win over Cowley’s men.

Jimmy Smith put Kewell’s side in front before Matt Green leveled the scores just after the break. It was at this moment that Crawley took it away from the Imps. Josh Payne and Mark Connolly scored the goals to give the Red Devils all the points.

Picture Credit: Lincoln City


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