‘They’re the best in the league’: Cowley on Lincoln fans as club prepares for Coventry sell-out

Danny Cowley has called Lincoln City fans the best supporters in the league as The Imps prepare for a sell-out against Coventry City at Sincil Bank tomorrow afternoon.

The club confirmed earlier in the week that all tickets had been sold for tomorrow’s game (November 18) with a crowd of over 9,500 expected at Sincil Bank.

Spirits are high in the city after The Imps came from a goal down to thrash Crewe 4-1 last Saturday with a fantastic second-half performance.

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Cowley said: “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; they’re the best supporters in the league and I know that Coventry will come with numbers on Saturday and we’re expecting a big atmosphere.

“Why I think the supporters are the best is because they’re the most influential out of all the supporters in the league and I think ours have the biggest influence on the team.

“For us to be playing Coventry City in front of a packed out Sincil Bank tomorrow is brilliant and we’ve had to work really hard to get the club into this position.

“It’s brilliant. We said to the players this morning about how much belief the people of Lincoln have in them and how they’re getting behind them and following them.

“For a club that’s just come out of non-league football to sell-out on a Monday before a Saturday game is absolutely amazing and says everything about our supporters.”

Coventry boast the league’s meanest defence, conceding only nine goals in their first 17 games, keeping 10 clean sheets in the process.

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Cowley believes that the four goals Lincoln scored in their last game will give his side confidence.

“It’s nice to score the goals, he said. “You always have your doubters and people who criticise rightly for being short of goals and you have to find ways of answering those criticisms and that’s what we’re trying to do.

“It’s six goals in two games for us but at the same time but we can’t get ahead of ourselves.”

Harry Anderson limped off at the end of the Crewe game after his two goals, however Cowley has kept very tight-lipped about whether the winger will start tomorrow.

“He could be, might be, he should be,” said Cowley. “We’ll have to wait and see until tomorrow.

“He just tweaked his quad on Saturday towards the end of the game but we’ve had to wrap him up in bubble wrap, because he’s a modern day footballer, and we’re hoping he’ll be available tomorrow.”