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In opposition: Lincoln City - form guide

14 February 2022

Rovers head to the LNER Stadium in midweek to face Lincoln City.

With the Imps hovering just above the relegation zone for a majority of the 2021/22 season heading into the winter transfer period, manager Michael Appleton was pleased with some of the signings the club made in order to try and improve upon their position in the bottom-half of the league table.

The likes of Morgan Whittaker and Liam Cullen came in alongside a name Rovers fans will be more than familiar with - John Marquis - which were three of seven total signings for the club last month. In all, they signed five attacking players to strengthen the options in goal-scoring, taking some of the pressure off forward Anthony Scully who leads all performers on the team with eight goals scored across all competitions this season.

Only five years ago, Lincoln City were out of the EFL altogether. In fact, that memorable 2016/17 season is one Imps fans will never forget, as the club advanced to the quarterfinals of the Emirates FA Cup. They would also earn automatic promotion back into the EFL as champions of the National League, where the Imps had served five years outside the EFL following the conclusion of the 2010/11 seasons.

Lincoln City enter Tuesday’s fixture at LNER Stadium against Doncaster Rovers with the team sitting 17th in the League One table, having amassed 35 points with nine wins, eight draws and 13 losses on the season.

In their last 15 games across all competitions, the Imps have bowed out of both the FA Cup and Papa John’s Trophy. In that span, the team has picked up four wins, while registering eight losses and three draws. In league form, the Imps have won four of their last 10 League One fixtures, also owning four losses and two draws.

For the Imps, when they do score goals, they win more often than not. When scoring more than a single goal in games, they have won 11 games, suffered one loss and collected three draws in all games during the 2021/22 season.

Since the start of January, the Imps have just a single clean sheet – that being a 2-0 win over Oxford United on January 8. In fact, since November, they have just three clean sheet across all competitions, with one of those performances being a 0-0 draw with Rovers in the two teams’ last encounter with each other at Eco-Power Stadium.

Since the goalless draw with Rovers back in November, Lincoln City has won four, lost eight and drawn three. At home this season, Lincoln City has won 6 of the 19 games. They’ve drawn three and registered 10 losses.

Despite facing each other just a handful of times over the last five seasons, Rovers have had the better of the results between the two sides. Prior to the goalless draw at Eco-Power Stadium in November, Rovers had won the previous four meetings between the teams. Last season, Rovers posted two 1-0 wins against the Imps, taking all three points in both the home and away fixtures.

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