Simpson delighted to give fans something to cheer
Gary Simpson is pleased Lincoln City fans are revelling in their hugely impressive start to the season after suffering five years in the wilderness.
The Imps boss has led the club to its best start since the 2006/07 campaign having taken 13 points from their first six games.
City secured a 2-1 win at Dartford last weekend and before Saturday's clash against Salisbury are bursting with optimism about the season ahead.
And Simpson, who has suffered tough times after the deaths of Keith Alexander and Richard Butcher, is glad they are dreaming again.
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"In life you have to enjoy the good times because there are plenty of bad and I know there have been plenty of bad," said Simpson.
"So, let them enjoy it, but we've only played six games and there is a long way to go.
"I'm glad we are fourth in the table and not fourth from bottom.
"If they (the fans) are getting a bit excited and they are enjoying it, then good luck to them."
Lincoln will be hoping to continue their impressive home record at the weekend as they go in search of a fourth straight win at Sincil Bank.
The bookmakers make them clear favourites to beat Salisbury who have made a solid start to their season in the Skrill Premier.
Since coming up via the Conference South, Salisbury have won two and drawn one of their opening six games.
Lincoln head into the game with striker Ben Tomlinson bang in-form having scored three goals in his last two games.
He is expected to continue in a lone striker role having produced a man-of-the-match performance against Dartford last weekend.
And Simpson says he has the ability to unsettle the very best defenders in the league.
"He's just a pest," he said.
"Ben never gives anyone a minute.
"If he plays up front on his own, he works both centre-backs.
"He runs in behind them, he runs in front of them to nick the ball off them – he's just a handful.
"But I'm pleased for all of the lads, all of the supporters, because it's been a magnificent effort."
Tomlinson hopes Lincoln will build on their first half display against Dartford last week.
"It was the best we have probably played all season," he said. "We had to grind a result out in the end, but this league is half about grinding results out."