Cowley hoping all roads will eventually lead to Wembley

Lincoln City and manager Danny Cowley are both missing a trip to Wembley on their resumes despite coming agonisingly close on many occasions. Cowley has been one game away five times in his career from gracing the hallowed turf and Lincoln City were a game away last year when they fell during the quarterfinals at the Emirates.

The run the Imps went on last season brought the magic of the FA Cup to life. Everyone looks for a David and Goliath story during the playing of this famous old cup. Lincoln City provided it and in the process inspired millions. It wasn’t to be this season as they fell at the first hurdle with a loss away to Wimbledon but that doesn’t necessarily mean the door is closed on a trip to Wembley this season.

A successful run in the Checkatrade Trophy will result in a maiden Wembley appearance for Cowley and Lincoln City. The Imps have shown they have an immense amount of heart and character, and will have the confidence to go deep into this tournament. Cup fixtures can be ruthless and have the ability to go against you even if you have dominated for 90 minutes. They are far from a sure thing and by their nature fickle but even if Lincoln City come unstuck in the Checkatrade, they will have another chance of a Wembley trip in the form of the playoffs.

Currently sitting tenth in League Two and only two points off the playoffs, it is easy to see how the Imps can reach the top six by the end of the season. They have kept the momentum they had after winning the National League title last season and are right in the mix to make it two promotions on the bounce.

History has illustrated what a powerful tool momentum is in the quest to climb the ladder up the English football league. Getting into League one for Lincoln City would be a massive accomplishment and who is to stay their journey would stop there? Bristol City were promoted from League One during the 2014/2015 season and now sit an incredible third in the Championship and are backed at 7/2 for promotion in the latest Championship betting. There is no reason why Cowley’s charges can’t plot a similar course.

When a team is on the up and up like Lincoln City, there is reason to believe more success in the form of another promotion is attainable. There are no quick solutions or shortcuts to success in life without a proper foundation and manager Danny Cowley is currently doing a sterling job for the Imps as he builds for future successes.

A trip to Wembley would be thoroughly deserved for this young manager and historic club. What an unbelievable sequence of events it could be to see a journey to Wembley ended off with promotion to the third tier of English football. Whether it happens now or in the seasons to come it still won’t change the fact that Lincoln City are trending towards great things.


  1. Agreed Gary and yes here’s hoping tonight will be another step closer to that dream of a first trip for Danny and the mighty Imps to Wembley. Imps 4ever

  2. Has nobody realised we would be going to Wembley if we were still in this seasons FA Cup – third round away to Tottenham!

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