Stockport County v Lincoln City - Jake Sheridan suspended for clash
Lincoln City will be without the services of winger Jake Sheridan for their trip to Stockport County tonight after the club's appeal over his red card was turned down.
Sheridan was sent off in the first-half of the Imps 1-0 win over Dartford at Sincil Bank on Saturday in the Blue Square Bet Premier.
After reviewing the video evidence the club lodged an appeal. However, the Football Association stuck with the referee's report and Sheridan now faces a three-match ban, starting tonight against Stockport.
Imps boss David Holdsworth admitted that Sheridan's absence will be a blow and that his sending off will have had a physical impact on the team.
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"I was proud of how well the lads did on Saturday, to be playing with a man down for over 60 minutes and show the discipline they did was exceptional," said Holdsworth.
"To be overloaded like that for such a long time is a tough task and on Monday morning we were considerate with the training to make sure the lads were as fresh as they can be for tonight."
Holdsworth did stress, though, that the team had gained a big confidence boost from the win over Dartford.
"Fighting with 10 men, doing as well as they did, has really lifted the team," said Holdsworth.
"We might be missing Jake, but the rest of the team has picked itself thanks to the tremendous showing that they put in against Dartford."