Jake Thomson wants to catapult Lincoln City back towards play-off place
Jake Thomson wants to catapult Lincoln City back towards the Blue Square Bet Premier play-off race – at the expense of Newport County's title rivals.
The Imps face four promotion contenders over the next three weeks as the race for promotion to the Football League heats up.
Lincoln begin their tough run of fixtures on Saturday when they host Thomson's parent club Newport.
Conditions of his loan prevent him from playing against his team-mates, but he will be eligible for games against Luton, Forest Green Rovers and Wrexham.
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He hopes victory against all three of the division's big spenders will propel Lincoln further up the table and make a pivotal contribution to Newport's title push.
"I have not just come just to please myself and satisfy the appetite for playing games," said the midfielder.
"As a club, Lincoln want to push on and we have a lot of games coming up.
"We play Newport on Saturday, although I won't be playing which is part of the deal and is only right.
"The three games after that are Forest Green, Luton and Wrexham which will be fantastic games to play in.
"If we secure wins in those games, not only will it help Newport, but it will push Lincoln further up the table."
Thomson made his debut for Lincoln last weekend as he played the full 90 minutes in the club's 1-1 draw at Ebbsfleet United.
His arrival completed a very long pursuit of the player by Imps boss David Holdsworth who wanted him to join the club last summer.
Family down south meant he rejected his advances, but once he found out the City chief was back in for him again, he said this time it was a straightforward decision.
The move made headlines in some newspapers with Lincoln asking Newport to send their paperwork through via the social media network, Twitter.
"I spoke to the manager at Lincoln in the summer about a move, but I wanted to stay down south with my family," he said.
"But as soon as I was made available by Newport, Lincoln were the first club which came calling.
"I kind of knew straight away it was where I wanted to go. It was an easy decision for me.
"I'm excited to be here although I know the transfer made a bit of a fuss on Twitter.
"But it was just a bit of banter and the aim is now to play as many games as I can and we'll see where we go once the month is up.
"It was just pleasing to make my debut against Ebbsfleet and I enjoyed it.
"The lads made me feel welcome and got me through the game.
"There is a fantastic team spirit here and hopefully we can string some decent wins together over the next few weeks."