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Black looks forward to Lincoln test

9 October 2018

Assistant manager Kenny Black expects a tough test against Lincoln City in the Checkatrade Trophy Group Stages on Tuesday night, but is confident the Iron can bounce back from Saturday’s League One loss at Luton Town.

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9 October 2018

United have two points to their name already in Group H following the draw and then victory on penalties against Wolves Under-21s.

Lincoln were beaten by Mansfield Town and the League Two leaders will be looking to keep their chances of progression in this competition alive with a derby victory.

“It certainly will be a tough test,” Black told iFollow Iron. “They won the Trophy last year and will be keen to make an impact again this season. They’re going well in League Two as well, so it will be a difficult game but one we’re looking forward to as we look to bounce back from Saturday’s disappointment.

“Unfortunately, we had that disappointment on Saturday but we felt the performance, certainly in terms of on the ball and use of the ball, was what we’re looking for. From our point of view, losing three goals for the second game in succession after keeping two clean sheets shows the inconsistencies are still there in regards to our defending as a team.  

“We’ll be hoping to bounce back quickly with a victory. We’re wanting to go as far in the competition as we possibly can. If we do that, the positive results breed confidence.”

Black says there will probably be ‘two or three’ changes to the team as he and manager Stuart McCall look at some of the players who haven’t figured in the first team so much in recent weeks.

Black said: “We’ll look at the situation, put out as strong a team as possible and hopefully get the victory we’d like.

“It’s an important game from our point of view and we will treat that accordingly. We’ll have a look at two or three of the lads who haven’t featured regularly and will look forward to it.”

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