Lincoln City to offer cut-price tickets to encourage fans to back the boys at the Bank
LINCOLN CITY were set to unveil their ticket prices for operation "Judgement Day" this morning as they attempt to fill Sincil Bank for their relegation decider against Aldershot.
With the Imps on the brink of dropping into non-league football for the second time in 24 years, the club are desperate for a full house in order to create a deafening atmosphere.
Lincoln hope it will inspire the players to record the victory which will guarantee that they, not Barnet, will be playing in League Two next season.
New chief executive Steve Prescott said he hoped the fans took full advantage and made Sincil Bank a cauldron of noise at the weekend.
"Undoubtedly having a full house can give the players a massive psychological boost and I hope it will give us an edge," said Prescott.
"As a result of that, we have reduced the ticket prices for Saturday's game with the emphasis on 'making some noise for the boys'.
"Hopefully, with the importance of the game, the fans will turn out in force and make Sincil Bank a sea of red and white.
"The more fans we have coming through the turnstiles, the better for the players and the manager.
"Everybody has a part to play at the weekend whether it be a player on the pitch, the manager, or the fans in the stands.
"And hopefully at 5pm we will have the result we have all been looking for."
Lincoln go into the game on the back of a dreadful run having not won in their last 10 games which has left them two points above Barnet, who are currently in the final relegation position.
With Stockport already doomed, it is now a straight fight between the Imps and the Bees to stay up, 23 years after they fought for promotion to the Football League.
Now they are battling to stay in it, which makes for a fascinating sub-plot ahead of Saturday's crunch clash.
Prescott said he hoped the Imps would come through their final test with flying colours.
"There's no question it's the biggest game in a quarter of a century given what will be at stake," he said.
"It is absolutely imperative we retain our Football League status and I am confident we will do that.
"Nobody wants to be in the Blue Square Premier next season, but with one of the best managers in the lower leagues, I'm sure it won't come to that.
"We just want to get over that line so we can all relax and look forward to the summer."
Meanwhile, Prescott is set for talks with police and safety officer Darren Curtis to avoid potential trouble at the weekend.
After Grimsby were relegated from the Football League last season there were ugly scenes following a pitch invasion which culminated in a number of arrests.
There have also been a number of incident after fans encroached on the pitch this season.
Bury goalkeeper Cameron Belford was punched by a Chesterfield fan after their 3-2 win at the Spireites recently.