Ben Tomlinson believes Lincoln City can build on solid start with win over Macclesfield Town
Lincoln City striker Ben Tomlinson is targeting a victory against Macclesfield Town when the two teams meet at Sincil Bank tonight in the Skrill Premier (7.45pm).
Tomlinson believes a win is vital to make sure the Imps get their season off to a good start having already picked up one point with a 0-0 draw against Woking on the opening day.
And while the striker accepts that the season is a marathon, not a sprint, he does not want to be left behind at the start line.
“With the first game of the season, it is always nice to come away with something,” said Tomlinson.
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“We went there and got a point and we have to be happy with that. You don’t want to start off on the wrong foot and we haven’t.
“You might go in their attacking, but come out losing 2-1 and at the end of the day, that’s a loss. You might have played some good football and created a few chances, but it’s vital to get a base down first and build off that.
“We can look at Macclesfield as a winnable game and kick on from there.
“You don’t want to start off too slow. We are looking at tonight’s game as winnable. We got a result against Woking, but now you need to build it up and move it forward.
“I think that we have a little bit more in us and I want us to go and progress this season.
“We are not at a standard where we can go out and win week-in, week-out, yet. However, I think we can do that. It is a marathon not a sprint and that form will come.”
Tomlinson hopes the Imps can shine on their first home match of the season and send the Sincil Bank faithful home with a smile on their faces.
“Tonight is very important, first impressions last the longest. We’re taking on Macclesfield, who have struggled with money over the course of the summer.
“So it is a game we are looking at and get three points from it. If we can get that win under our belt in front of the home fans and hopefully they will go away thinking ‘yes, we’ll come back’.”