Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, visited Lincoln on Thursday to discuss support for grassroots football.
He took a tour of Sincil Bank, met some of the Imps players and staff and also showed his support for the team ahead of their first Wembley appearance on April 8.
The Culture Secretary said: “Winning games is what it’s all about, but it’s also about getting more involved in the local community. Far more families come now to watch and there are more facilities.”
“Of course, I wouldn’t be able to choose between the two teams [Lincoln and Shrewsbury at Wembley], but since I’m here in Lincoln, I’m giving them the very best of luck.”