We'll have a right go, vows pumped up Lincoln boss
Gary Simpson insists his Lincoln City side are "ready to have a right go" at Woking in their season curtain-raiser this weekend.
The Imps kick-off their Skrill Premier campaign on Saturday when they take on Garry Hill's side in a tough opening fixture.
Woking are being tipped as dark horses to challenge for the play-offs having recruited heavily over the summer.
But Simpson, who has worked with a lower mid-table budget, has vowed his side will give everything to clinch an opening day win.
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"We are prepared as best we can be and rest assured we will have a right go," he said.
"There is no two ways about it, it is a tough game to start with.
"They battered Gillingham, who are in League One in a friendly, and put three past them.
"They have spent a good deal of money on the likes of John Akinde and (Gavin) Williams, who has moved on for more than £500,000 during his career.
"They have some good players, but we will go there and give everything we've got."
Lincoln travel south on the back of an encouraging pre-season which ended with a 1-0 victory against Boston United last weekend.
His rebuilding programme has led some pundits to tip them as dark horses with Tamworth boss Dale Belford believing they will finish in the top five.
But Woking are also being tipped to mount a challenge and have produced some quality performances over the course of pre-season.
Simpson has been to watch them and believes they are very strong at set-pieces.
And the City boss is yet to decide his starting 11 having conceded he may be without "one or two players".
"There are a couple we have doubts over," he said. "We'll just have to wait and see who is available and who is not.
"I don't want to give anything away. I haven't been able to decide my 11 because of that.
"But we know they are strong at set-pieces and that's something we have to look out for and combat."
Woking are expected to include former City winger Gavin McCallum in their starting 11 with the Canadian having scored five goals during pre-season.
He says he cannot wait to face his old club.
"I'll guess I'll hear some boos but I'm looking forward to it," he said.