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A closer look at Saturday's opponents ahead of the Reds' first Football League meeting with the Imps

26 October 2017

We've profiled Lincoln City ahead of the Reds' trip north on Saturday, including their start to life in the Football League, their key man and the duo in charge.

Impressionable Imps...

Following their magical FA Cup run all the way to the quarter-finals last campaign, Lincoln City came into the Football League this season for the first time since 2011 with an already established notoriety and respect.

The Imps have made a good start to life in the fourth tier, and find themselves 10th, just two points off a play-off spot after 15 games.

They've won six, drawn five and lost five and their last league outing was 1-0 loss away to Cheltenham Town.

Matt Rhead...

The construction worker turned full-time professional has been enjoying life at Sincil Bank  since moving there in 2015.

Rhead netted 23 goals in his first season with the Imps, before weighing in with 15 more last campaign to seal his first season in the Football League.

The 33-year old has found the goal just once this season, however is known for his industrious work rate, physicality and ability as a target man.

The Boss...

Danny Cowley defied all odds last season when he took his Imps to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

It was no easy path either, as Cowley masterminded the scapls of Oldham Athletic, Ipswich Town, Brighton & Hove Albion and Burnley in the process.

Cowley has been in charge of City since May 2016, and has enjoyed success since his arrival, claiming the National League title and promotion to League Two, alongside his side's superb cup run.

The 39-year old is assisted by his brother, Nick Cowley.

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