Lincoln City boss Gary Simpson says Forest Green Rovers' spending power will not guarantee success
Lincoln City boss Gary Simpson does not believe that Forest Green Rovers big budget will necessary secure them success this season.
The Imps line-up against the village side who are bank rolled by Green Energy tycoon Dale Vince.
Forest Green have spent big over the last 12 months and the force of that spending power was on show when they destroyed Hyde 8-0 on the opening day of the season.
Simpson accepts that a large budget can help, it is not the be all and end all.
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“Forest Green have got a big benefactor who helps him out,” said Simpson.
“It’s his hobby, or whatever you want to call it, to get in the league and he has a lot of money and backs the club how he feels.
“We do it differently, that’s how it is. As it’s been proved in the past, though, having the most money does not always bring the most success, but it goes a long way to help it and it can give you a better chance.”
Simpson, though, says he will not be looking on with envy and believes that Lincoln are going about their business in the right way.
“It doesn’t bother me in the slightest. We will do the best we can with what we have got. If you apply that principle then you are on the right lines,” he said.
“It’s not frustrating, I’m a big believer in any business, and football is a business, that you can only spend what you can afford.
“I think clubs have got to be self-sufficient. Wherever I have been I have been self-sufficient.
“When I was with Keith Alexander or when I was on my own we approached it in that way.
“It’s alright with these clubs with money men in, but we’ve seen it before when the money men pull out, what are you left with? Sometimes it is a massive problem and clubs are left with massive debts.”