Player of the Month – February

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It’s time for our monthly piece once again, and it’s been quite a month.

It will be a travesty if Michael Skubala doesn’t get Manager of the Month. Why? Because, in February, we played six fixtures, all in the league. We won five and drew one, taking 16 points from a possible 18. We scored ten goals and conceded just two, with four clean sheets.

Sa 03Feb 2024 Burton 0 – 1 Lincoln
Sa 10Feb 2024 Lincoln 2 – 1 Fleetwood
Tu 13Feb 2024 Charlton 1 – 1 Lincoln
Sa 17Feb 2024 Lincoln 1 – 0 Exeter
Sa 24Feb 2024 Port Vale 0 – 2 Lincoln
Tu 27Feb 2024 Lincoln 3 – 0 Shrewsbury

Anyway, who were the best players in this tremendous run?

3rd – Reeco Hackett (7.52)


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It says a lot about our month that a player with four goals and an assist has only come in third. He’s been hit quite hard in terms of ratings by the Port Vale game – had he scored a seven or more, Reeco Hackett would have been Player of the Month.

He didn’t even win a Man of the Match award this month but was within touching distance of the winners against Burton, Fleetwood, and Shrewsbury. He’s been superb, and in four other months, this rating would have won him the award, hands down.


2nd – Conor McGrandles (7.70)


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It isn’t bad when you spend 18 months away from a club, arguably come in as a third choice behind two established midfielders, and six matches later, you’re coming second in the fan’s Player of the Month vote. It seems crazy now to think there were some supporters questioning bringing McGrandles back because he’s been nothing short of excellent.

He was Man of the Match against Exeter City, but has looked every bit as good as he did when he won your Player of the Season in 2020/21.


1st – Ethan Erhahon (7.73)

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The midfield general becomes the third Imps player to win two Player of the Month awards, and few can be quite as well deserved as this. Ethan is the quiet heartbeat of the side, and alongside Conor McGrandles, I think he’s thrived.

You agree – he got three Man of the Match awards, including one against Shrewsbury, which was remarkable given how many other players were on form. He’s going to be some player, and he seems to be loving life under Skubala.

Next Page – The best and worst matches, plus the standout performance of the month.