The Imps are comfortably mid-table in 14th place. They have 39 points from 30 games. It looks as though they won’t be challenging for the play-offs, but neither do they look in any danger of being dragged into a relegation battle.
Lincoln have had 7 defeats, 8 wins and 16 draws so far. They have an unbeaten record at home this season, albeit that 12 of their matches at Sincil Bank have ended in draws. Away from home they have had some significant victories – beating Oxford Utd, Barnsley, Ipswich, Accrington & Bristol Rovers in a 6-3 thriller. In their last away game they held Derby to a 1-1 draw.
Lincoln have proved themselves very difficult to beat. They have the 6th meanest defence in League 1 with just 31 goals conceded in 30 games (by contrast, Rovers have the leakiest defence having conceded 63 goals).
However, Lincoln haven’t been that potent in attack this season – just 29 goals so far.
Lincoln’s last outings have seen them win 3-0 away at Accrington and then do the double over Bristol Rovers with a 1-0 home victory. Then followed a 1-1 away draw at Derby and a 0-0 home draw against Portsmouth.
The Bristol win was a tetchy affair with Bristol striker Ryan Loft dismissed just before half time and Bristol manager, Joey Barton, caught on BBC radio offering to ‘sort out’ one or two of the Lincoln players after the game!