Lincoln City v Hyde FC: Match preview
Lincoln City will be aiming to get back to winning ways when Hyde FC visit Sincil Bank tomorrow in the Skrill Premier (3pm).
The Imps head into the clash off the back of two defeats in a row. They were beaten 3-2 at Luton Town last Saturday, before suffering a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Hereford United on Tuesday night.
However, Imps boss Gary Simpson felt his side was more than capable of getting something out of both games.
“They haven’t been bad performances,” said Simpson.
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“It depends how you want to look at it. Everybody will look at it and think you got beat so you must have been poor. We’ve not been poor. We kept the ball against a team that is at home in Hereford.
“We’ve had two long journeys which is a massive factor. Everyone else I’ve looked at, they’ve had a home game and an away game. All of a sudden we’ve had two four hour journeys for some reason.
“We’ve just got to keep going. We’ve got one or two with knocks, one or two are struggling with a virus that is going round and haven’t been able to get in and train. We will see how we go ahead of Saturday.”
When the Imps last met Hyde it was at the side’s Ewen Fields ground on the final day of last season.
City needed a win to be sure of survival and they did their job with a 5-1 demolition of the side, but the tables have turned now.
The North West side are currently languishing at the bottom of the table with only two points to their name.
However, Simpson believes it would be wrong to think the game will be a walkover.
“Last season means nothing,” said Simpson. “I read a lot of the reports on them this season and I’ve watched them twice personally.
“They are a team that take chances. They have been beaten by the odd goal. If they catch you they can cause you a massive problem.
“We had them watched against Salisbury. For large parts of that game they were on top. Late on Salisbury get a penalty and score right at the death. It looks like ‘oh Hyde got beat again’. It doesn’t reflect the game and it does not reflect the division, because teams can cause you problems.”
Simpson will be without Danny Rowe for the match as he recovers from an ankle injury. Sean Newton is also a doubt after taking a kick to his calf muscle against Hereford.