Lincoln City boss Gary Simpson says next five matches are crucial
Gary Simpson has declared Lincoln City’s next five games to be as important as their first.
The Imps manager has helped guide his side up to fifth in the table following a superb start to the new Skrill Premier season.
And while Lincoln fans are revelling in the club’s best start since the play-off season of 2006/7, Simpson is remaining grounded ahead of Saturday’s trip to Dartford.
“Five games, is nothing,” said Simpson, whose side have collected 10 points out of their first fixtures.
“We want to get through that first month and get points on the board because it can give you that momentum.
“Now is the dangerous time, because we have had those first five, can we do it for the next five? That’s what we got to try and do.
“The good thing is putting points on the board now takes the pressure off and gives the players some confidence.
“We’ve got to stay focused on what’s got us there. If we can do that and keep picking points up that’s all you want.”
The only side to deny Lincoln any points so far has been Cambridge United, who earned a 1-0 win over the Imps at the Abby Stadium last Saturday.
Along the way City have beaten title favourites Wrexham and Forest Green Rovers.
However, Simpson is not writing either of those sides off when it comes to possible promotion contenders at the end of the campaign.
“Forest Green and Wrexham can be up there,” said Simpson.
“To be fair to Wrexham they had some big players missing when they played us.
“When they get them back and get some confidence, off they go again. I think a side can turn over the so-called decent teams in the division. It’s that consistency you need. You have got to keep performing.”