Dartford v Lincoln City: Match preview
Lincoln City boss Gary Simpson is wary that Dartford will be out for their scalp when they take them on tomorrow in the Skrill Premier (3pm).
After a brilliant start to the season, Lincoln City find themselves fifth in the table after five games.
Dartford are currently middle of the pack, but Simpson believes that the highly competitive division means that there are no easy matches.
“We are one of the clubs up there at the moment and they will want to beat us. We expect a tough game, which we do every week,” said Simpson.
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“Dartford had a great result on Monday - to go to Tamworth and beat them is brilliant. I feel Tamworth have done well in signing some good players, so that was a great effort.
“They will also want to put on a show for their own fans at home.”
Adi Yussuf and Nick Wright are still unlikely to figure as the pair both recover from hamstring injuries.
Also in doubt is Waid Fairhurst and Ben Tomlinson. The duo have both netted two goals for Lincoln so far, but are currently suffering with groin problems.
“We are going to have a look at Yussuf. He had an injection on Tuesday, so we will monitor that,” said Simpson.
“Wright is not going full pelt, but he is running again and coming along. Meanwhile, Fairhurst and Tomlinson have been struggling with their groin, so we will monitor them.”
City will travel down today and stay overnight ahead of the clash against Princes Park.
Simpson said he was grateful to the club’s board for helping his side get the best possible preparation ahead of the clash.
“The board have been tremendous is allowing us to travel overnight,” said SImpson. “The budget is tight and overnight stops do cost a few quid.
“Two of the directors paid for us to go to Woking. I think four and a half hours on the coach on top of people driving to meet the coach on a Saturday morning is a lot to go through. So to be going down tomorrow is good, and I applaud the board for doing that.
“It’s about doing stuff right. It doesn’t guarantee you a win, but it gives you a good chance. So I feel doing everything correctly is what it’s about.
“We got one or two more long trips, we don’t know what the budget is going to be, but at the minute we got off to a good start and we want to keep that going.”