Gary Simpson says Lincoln City had to go for the jugular
Lincoln City boss Gary Simpson has revealed his decision to finally go for two men up front in their 3-0 win against Hyde at Sincil Bank was down to the opposition.
For the majority of the season Ben Tomlinson has toiled away on his own up front as the rest of the Imps strike force were struck down with injuries.
The pre-season hot prospects Adi Yussuf and Nick Wright both suffered with hamstring injuries, with only Wright finally getting back to full fitness in recent weeks.
Wright was named in the side on Saturday alongside Tomlinson as Simpson played a traditional 4-4-2 formation.
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However, Simpson said his tactical change was to make sure his side were not outgunned by Hyde.
“Hyde are a dangerous side. At times they played four up front,” said Simpson. “You can have a go at them, but if they clear it they can counter and have four against four.
“They play a dangerous game. It is one of them where you have to go for it. You want to win the game because you are home, but you know they are going to be dangerous.
“We are conscious of the fact that we wanted to get more bodies into the box.
“At first we played Ben Tomlinson off Nick Wright and thought Tomlinson would run into the corners. When we play a midfield player off the front man we seem to come backwards.
“We got the goals. They didn’t. We went out to punish them more than they could punish us.”