Lincoln City FC ‘far too close to relegation’

The Lincoln City Football Club Board said the Imps are “sitting far too close to the relegation places” ahead of a crucial match against Tamworth on Saturday.

The Board said in a statement on Thursday: “Results from our two difficult away games against Kidderminster and Luton coupled with those of some of the clubs around us in the league table mean that we find ourselves sitting far too close to the relegation places.”

Lincoln lost 3-0 to Kidderminster on Saturday, and 3-0 to Luton on Tuesday.

The club is now calling for fans’ support for the Tamworth game on Saturday:

“Whilst we have confidence in the players’ and management’s ability to achieve a positive result both they and the Board of Directors recognise that our supporters can play a huge part in helping the team gain the points they need to ensure we remain in the Conference Premier next season.

“Every one of us; supporters, players, management, staff and directors are determined to turn the fortunes of our club around and it goes without saying that continuing to play in the Conference Premier is a vital part of being able to achieve our goal.

“As a board we hope that everyone who has enjoyed the good times at Sincil Bank, even though they are saddened and frustrated by events of recent season, will be able to attend the Tamworth game on Saturday to help the team gain the result it needs to put us within touching distance of safety.”

Lincoln City were last relegated from League Two on the last day of the 2010–2011 season, when they lost 3–0 to Aldershot Town.

The Imps played in the Conference National since the 2011–2012 season, but with few successes. The team is now number 20 in the league, just above the relegation line, with 44 points.