Alan Power looks forward to facing former Lincoln City team-mate Josh Gowling
Alan Power admits although it will be nice to see former Lincoln City team-mate Josh Gowling, once they get on the pitch at Kidderminster Harriers no-one will want to know him.
The Imps midfielder was looking forward to today’s Skrill Premier clash at the Aggborough Stadium, which will bring him into close contact with the Harriers defender.
But, however close Gowling may have been to his former City team-mates, it will make no difference when battle commences and the two teams cross the white line later today.
“It will be nice to see Josh (Gowling), he is a lovely lad,” said Power. “ I think he will be welcomed by our fans as well. It will be nice to see him but once we are on the pitch no-one will want to know him.
“If we get people in and around Josh and hurry him a bit, hopefully we will be able to get under his skin and it might cause a weakness in the Kiddy defence. There are a few new players here at Lincoln but we can shed some light on Josh, he’s still a good player.”
The Lincoln forward has been almost an ever-present in Gary Simpson’s starting line-up this season, except for a three-match suspension incurred for a straight red card at Cambridge.
After being asked to play in a number of different positions and carry out different jobs during the early part of the campaign, the 25-year-old insists he does not have a preference of where he is asked to play on the pitch.
“Different games require different formations depending on how we want to play and that dictates where I play personally,” Power explained.
“But I grew up playing as a holding midfielder, that’s what I always did and that’s what I was accustomed to, but I think I can adapt to whatever role I’m asked to do.
“I will say I am a bit better further up the pitch, especially if we are hitting channel balls or playing off the big man. I am just happy being in the team.
“Personally I don’t think I am playing at my best yet, I am not getting as many shots off as I would like, I’m not on the score sheet as often as I would like, so that is something I need to work on. But if I can create chances for other people then I am more than happy doing that.”