“We don’t come in dreading the next game” – 27-y/o defender speaks to the Stacey West

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Hello, and welcome to another party political broadcast from the Lincoln City propaganda machine.

Or, welcome to a brief interview with Adam Jackson from a Lincoln City fansite. I suppose which you think I am depends on your stance. I guess the fact I’m about to bring you quotes from a player, obtained officially from the club, make you think I’m a stooge. Afraid not, even if it does sometimes fit the negative narrative. What I am is a Lincoln City supporter who analyses everything and puts together reasoned responses and debates. So, some of you didn’t like this guest piece yesterday. Nevermind.

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Earlier this week, I spoke to Adam Jackson about the current run of form, and his injuries. You can read some of his comments by purchasing a programme for the Doncaster home game, where he gives an overview of a day at the EPC, talks about his own injury woes and the human impact of that. I also picked up the Imps poor form of late, asking him how it left the mood around the EPC, and how the players dealt with that.

“As you’d expect, it isn’t the most positive it’s ever been,” said the 27-year-old. “However, we’ve got a good group of lads at the training ground, and good staff. It does help when you come in every day and you get on with everyone.

“We try to pick each other up and focus on getting on for the next game. We don’t come in dreading the next game, we’re together and we pick each other up.”

Whilst we may be lacking some of our senior players on the field, Jacko explained the presence of one or two of it certainly helped refocus the team.

“Specifically, with Brids (Liam Bridcutt), you can feel his presence. The same goes for Hops (Tom Hopper) and Conor (McGrandles), they’re natural leaders around the training ground even if they’re not on the pitch. It helps to have them around the place during tough times.

“We know Hops isn’t going to be back for a while, but he’s still around the training ground and he’s got that influence over the lads, which is great to see.”

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If you pick up the club programme for the game, you can also read about the players who help keep spirits up in other ways, as well as get a full rundown of what goes on at the EPC on a daily basis. You can order yours by visiting Ignition Media here.

In the meantime, I guess we all are hoping Hops is back on the grass at Sincil Bank, not just roaming the EPC, sooner rather than later. As for me, I’m off to organise a party for my friends and prepare some lies about it in the future. Here ends the Party Political Broadcast for the common sense at Lincoln City party (a different kind of party).