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Lincoln City aiming to set the record straight against Forest Green Rovers

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: January 25, 2013

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Lincoln City boss David Holdsworth is aiming to lay a ghost to rest when Forest Green Rovers head to the 12th Imp Sincil Bank Stadium on Saturday.

The Imps crashed to a 3-0 defeat at the Gloucestershire club earlier in the season.

After being hit by injuries, the Imps boss was forced to field a makeshift team against big-spending Rovers.

The result seemed slightly inevitable and Holdsworth admitted there was little the Imps got out of it.

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"We do not look back at that match with much satisfaction," said Holdsworth.

"The team was struggling with injuries and we went into it with the best intentions, but we were off the pace.

"And it was against a team which was certainly not short on numbers.

"Hopefully this weekend we can put out a side which is going to show them what we are capable of."

Forest Green Rovers caught the eye in the summer with a number of key signings.

Midfielder Magno Vieira was one of the most talked about, with rumours circulating that Rovers were able to beat off Football League sides to secure his signature.

The new arrivals have paid off, and manager David Hockaday is currently guiding his team towards a play-off place.

It is a steady rise to the top having finished 20th in 2010/11 and tenth at the end of the last campaign.

And for Holdsworth they are an example of what a bit of ambition can do.

"I've a lot of time and respect for David Hockaday," said Holdsworth.

"They have not had it all their own way there, and it has been a gradual process.

"This year they have been ambitious and have pushed on and it goes to show what a club can do it if goes about things in the right way."

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  • ChickenBob  |  January 26 2013, 12:08AM

    Dead right redimp27. But worry not. The cabal will be rolling in money when the ground is sold for new build flats - and the club is sold off for a few pennies. Create a holding company, until the land sale, to protect your assets? Clever. Very clever. WAKE UP EVERYONE!

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  • redimp27  |  January 25 2013, 6:50PM

    ''And for Holdsworth they are an example of what a bit of ambition can do.'' About time our Club started to show some ambition as well and stopped the incessant whingeing and whining about having no money. Many other Clubs have had money problems but have fought back well. It worries me that our Board seem to prefer for the Club to stay forever at a very low footballing level rather than take any financial risks at all.

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  • OldLincolnia  |  January 25 2013, 1:59PM

    ....and we shall have snow, and what will the Imps fans do then, poor things.

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