January was a month that saw a postponement, transfer activity but somewhat mooted football excitiement.
In total, City played five matches this month; we scored four goals, conceded five, and picked up three league points from a possible 12. We also got knocked out of the Papa John’s Trophy, on penalties.
Here are the best of the performers and performances, as voted for by you on our player rater widget. There’s also a few saleint stats at the bottom of the page.
Full Month Results
LEAGUE ONE Mo 02Jan 2023
Lincoln 1 – 1 Ipswich
LEAGUE ONE Sa 07Jan 2023
Charlton 2 – 1 Lincoln
FOOTBALL LEAGUE TROPHY Tu 10Jan 2023
Lincoln 2 – 2 Accrington
LEAGUE ONE Sa 14Jan 2023
MK Dons 0 – 0 Lincoln
LEAGUE ONE Sa 28Jan 2023
Lincoln 0 – 0 Cambridge U
Player of the Month – Paudie O’Connor (6.50)
It would be hard to state a case for any forward player in a month that saw few shots on goal, but at the back, we were a decent prospect. Charlton aside, our back three or four were always in control of games, not least as we drew with Ipswich.
O’Connor is proving to be the top signing of the summer. He’s a centre back that will play 40+ matches in the league, and he’s far more calm and assured than some Bradford fans said he might be. He’s one you guys like – he tops the ratings chart for January, althoguh the lower end average score does point to the type of month you felt it was.
August – Carl Rushworth (7.26)
September -Jack Diamond (7.83)
October – Regan Poole (7.51)
November – Ben House (7.73)
December – Matty Virtue (6.85)
Individual Performance of the Month – TJ Eyoma (Ipswich Town) 8.70
It’s been a tough season for TJ – Regan Poole is now first choice full back, and we have more centre halves than we have training balls, which means he’s in and out of the side. In fairness, he’s been patchy at times, but against Ipswich we got a glimpse of 2020/21 TJ.
He was utterly superb against one of the league’s top side, defending stoicly and standing out in a team performance that earned rave reviews. Bear in mind we were a man down at half time, everyone one of those left on the field was a hero, but TJ stood out from the pack.
August – Jordan Wright (Barrow A) 8.7
September – Jack Diamond (Bristol Rovers A) 9.00
October – Adam Jackson (Ipswich A) 9.40
November – Max Sanders (Plymouth Argyle H) 9.2
December – Max Sanders (Southampton A) 8.90
Team Performance of the Month – Ipswich Town H (7.32)
I’m not sure how to feel about our best performance of the month being a draw for the fourth month in a row. It’s nice that we can battle and get points against bigger clubs, but we have to be able to kill off the smaller ones as well! Still, that’s an argument for another day, isn’t it?
There’s no denying the draw with Ipswich wwas superb. Ten men against arguably the strongest squad in the league should have brought a defeat, but a resilient and robust Imps side proved that we’re a match for anyone without the ball.
If only the game was called ‘foot’, we might just be great at it.
August – Oxford United (A) (7.29)
September -Derby County (H) (7.54)
October – Ipswich Town (A) – (8.10)
November -Plymouth Argyle (H) (8.26)
December – Southampton (A) (8.21)
Wyscout Stats Leaders
A player must have played at least 200 minutes for the Imps to qualify for the stats. Otherwise, someone coming on for ten minutes and getting a shot away would be right at the top of the ‘per 90’ stats!
Remember – Wyscout do not include the FA Cup First Round, for some reason, so Chippenham is not included in these numbers.
Most Touches In The Box Per 90 – Ben House (2.24)
August – Jordon Garrick (4.72)
September -Jack Diamond (2.68)
October – Ben House (2.04)
November -Jack Diamond (4.16)
December -Tom Hopper (2.77)
Most Shots Per 90 – Danny Mandroiu (2.94)
August – Jordon Garrick (2.18)
September – Ben House (2.23)
October – Danny Mandroiu (1.56)
November -Jack Diamond (2.78)
December – Charles Vernam (2.38)
Dribbles Per 90 – Jack Diamond (7.64)
August – Jordon Garrick (5.44)
September – Jack Diamond (8.94)
October – Jack Diamond (5.78)
November -Jack Diamond (6.48)
December -Tom Hopper (2.77)
Goals & Assists Combined – Jack Diamond / Danny Mandroiou (1)
August -Ted Bishop (7)
September – Jack Diamond (5)
October – Danny Mandroiu (3)
November -Ben House / Max Sanders (2)
December – Jack Diamond (3)
Overall Pass Accuracy % – Ted Bishop (89%)
August – Tashan Oakley-Boothe (89.14%)
September -Tashan Oakley-Boothe (88.18%)
October – Lasse Sorensen (83.5%)
November -Lasse Sorensen (85.29%)
December – Max Sanders (88.36)
Crosses Per 90 – Jack Diamond (3.82)
August -Jamie Robson (1.16)
September -Sean Roughan (3.31)
October – Jack Diamond 1.67
November -Jack Diamond 4.16
December – Jack Diamond (2.76)
Successful Defensive Action Per 90 – Harry Boyes (10.71)
August -Jamie Robson (13.62)
September -TJ Eyoma (13.23)
October – Adam Jackson (11.04)
November -TJ Eyoma (13.03)
December – Sean Roughan (12.02)
Aerial Duels Per 90 – Ben House (14.78)
August -Tom Hopper (7.18)
September – Ben House (8.26)
October – Ben House (7.47)
November – Regan Poole (10.74)
December – Tom Hopper (20.42)