Lincoln City left-back Sean Newton praises team's defending
Sean Newton believes Lincoln City’s hard work ethic has been key to keeping the goals out this season in the Skrill Premier.
The left-back has been ever present in a side which has so far only conceded three goals this season.
And he says the job of defending is made easier by being part of a squad which will go the extra mile.
“You can work hard, but you need the rest of the players to work hard around you for it all to come together,” said Newton, who will be lining up against Salisbury City this afternoon when the two sides meet at Sincil Bank (3pm).
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“I have been at clubs before where individuals will do it, but then you have a few that can’t be bothered. In this team we all do it together.
“The gaffer has brought players in that he knows are going to put a shift in for each other. There are no individuals.
“It’s starting to become quite natural at the back now. You know where you need to be and what needs to be done.
“But I can’t just say it’s down to the back four because Ben Tomlinson up top works his socks off, then you have got the midfield in front of us. It’s a team.
“Once it gets past the midfield then it’s up to us to do our job as well. I think, as a team we have defended brilliantly.
“It takes a lot of pressure off you because you know you are not going to have to do two jobs. In this team you only have to do your own job really unless someone gets caught out of position.”
And if a goal does go in, Newton is confident that the team can hit back - something which they proved when coming back from a goal behind against Forest Green Rovers.
“Against Cambridge we went a goal behind, but after we conceded I think we took control of the game,” said Newton.
“If we had scored I think we would have been the team to go on and win that game. When we concede, there’s no reason for us to think ‘oh no we’ll concede another one’, because I don’t think any of us would think like that.
“We have a never-say-die attitude. Whatever gets thrown at us we will still give our all and hopefully get our rewards for it.”