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Match Preview: Lincoln City v Macclesfield Town

30 March 2019

Sol Campbell takes his side to Sincil Bank this afternoon, as league-leaders Lincoln City provide our next Sky Bet League Two test.

Despite the fact that The Imps are in pursuit of the coveted title, The Silkmen will go into the contest full of confidence following our Magic Man Danny Whitaker's dramatic injury-time equaliser against Stevenage last Saturday.

Nobody is under any illusions that we face a gargantuan battle this afternoon, but the team and our loyal fans have the passion and the defiance to render the challenge as far from insurmountable.

Speaking ahead of the game, here are the Manager's pre-match thoughts -

In terms of squad availability, Sol is thought to have a full side to chose from with the exception of Rhys Taylor who continues his rehabilitation after having a hip operation earlier in the year.

The two sides will forever share a special bond through the legacy of Keith Alexander and Richard Butcher, yet for ninety minutes there will be no time for sentiment as both sides go in vehement pursuit of the three precious points on offer.

The two sides last met back in September and although the visitors claimed maximum points, it wasn't without a monumental fight here at the Moss Rose.

Tom Pett gave The Imps the lead on 21 minutes, yet parity was to be restored by defender Jamie Grimes, as he fired the ball home from close range with seven minutes left on the clock.

Four minutes later Lincoln sealed the victory however, as Jason Shackell's ferocious drive pierced it's way through a crowded penalty area and flew into the back of the net.

The Imps have continued their imperious form since then - especially at Sincil Bank where they have suffered just one defeat in nineteen outings.

That came way back in September, as Crawley Town claimed a 1 - 0 victory courtesy of a Michael Bostwick own goal on the stroke of half-time.

The hosts currently command an eight point lead at the League Two summit and have won four of their five outings.

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