Lincoln City Latest: Round up of the news in short from the week so far

To save having to do a load of different articles, we’re going to wrap up the big news of the week in a few easy little bullet points. they don’t all warrant a news story, so here’s some titbits from the last seven days.

The Imps have had their allocation for Cambridge United on December 29th upped to 2,400 tickets. They’ve only been on sale a short while, but the festive trip has already seen sales of over 800, meaning a bumper crowd making the short trip to Cambridge.

I’m delighted, my partner has a family party every year in Cambridge and this year it falls on the 29th. See you at 5.15pm family, I shall be on the terracing at the Abbey Stadium.

Make sure you don’t miss out, tickets are on sale for ST holders now, with general sale to come later in the week.

Courtesy Graham Burrell

Danny Cowley revealed that the injury suffered by Josh Vickers is not as bad as first thought, but that he won’t be rushed back into action.

Danny can call on the help of genuine Premier League care, one of the consultancy staff he uses has treated Michael Owen in the past, and helped me personally no end in the aftermath of my operation. Along with the dedicated team at Sincil Bank, Josh will receive the best care to enable him to get back on the pitch.

“If we look after him as well as we have done in the past, we’ll get him back on the pitch very, very quickly. It’s something he and we have got to overcome.”

in the mean time, Grant Smith is more than adequate as cover keeper. He kept a clean sheet this weekend against Stevenage and was included in many publications ‘Team of the Week,’ including the Football league Paper.

If the FLP does get passed around the changing room, one wonders if perhaps Bruno Andrade might be having a word with captain Lee Frecklington. Freck took part in the team mates question and answer session in the paper this week and our exciting winger took a hammering. He was classed as one of the tightest men in football, trying to wheedle out of fines and I often late for training! he does boot Harry Anderson off the stereo in the dressing room though because apparently he ‘has the better mixes’.

Harry doesn’t get off lightly either, Lee calls him the worst dressed with short-legged tracksuits. Apparently Bernard Mensah is the dance floor king, Neal Eardley has a bad tattoo, an honour he shares with Michael O’Connor, or Michael O’Cowley as he’s known because he’s the manager’s pet.

Also, don’t go for a drink with Harry Toffolo, he’s allegedly one who drinks fast but not often and is likely to get drunk first. as for Tom Pett, not only is he the dark horse on FIFA but he’s also the most likely to move into management after he finishes playing.

Courtesy Graham Burrell

Our trip to Yeovil has been rearranged, it will now be played on Tuesday 22nd January 2019 with the game kicking off at 7.45pm. 

The day after Blue Monday, it’s not likely to be a sell-out at Huish Park, is it?

Finally, it’s good news for two of our younger sides. the Under 18s are in FA Cup Third Round action this evening, taking on West Brom at the Hawthorns. They’ve never been this far in the competition before, so it’s a huge test for them and it could be a fantastic night if they manage to pull off a result.

The Under 16s are through to the National Alliance Final, set to take place at Derby County’s Academy this Sunday at 2.00pm. They beat Wigan Athletic, whose senior side are in the Championship, on penalties after sharing a six-goal thriller. Their opponents in the final are Premier League AFC Bournemouth.