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Lincoln City boss Gary Simpson primed for Gateshead task

By LeighCurtis  |  Posted: December 10, 2013

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Lincoln City boss Gary Simpson was surprised by Gateshead's slow start to the season but insists his side will face a much-improved team tonight.

After a weekend break, the Imps return to Skrill Premier duty tonight against Gary Mills' side which are rapidly climbing the table.

After Anth Smith was sacked earlier in the campaign, Mills has taken the Heed on a great run and took League Two promotion-chasers Oxford to a FA Cup first round replay.

They only succumbed to a 1-0 defeat after extra-time and Simpson is well aware of their threat.

"Since Gary Mills has gone in they've picked up," he said.

"Looking at the players they have signed in the summer, people up there thought they would be challenging with the signings made.

"It was a bit of a surprise that they got off to such a bad start, but Gary has gone in and got them going.

"If anybody saw the game against Oxford in the FA Cup you can see they pass the ball well.

"They have been on a great run."

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  • Mikecadwel  |  December 12 2013, 7:00PM

    Hi Sweepclean, Thanks for clearing that up mate ! Maybe I got the wrong end of the stick, in thinking you thought City had the tools to get in the top 7. I totally agree he has no idea how to set the team up on match days, what has Fairhurst got to do to get shout? Give him a chance for crying out loud. He can't do any worse ! Thanks again Mike Cadwell

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  • Sweepclean  |  December 12 2013, 3:10PM

    Hi Mike It was a response to Simmo's constant reports in the Echo about our opponents, how we should be wary of them, how good they can pass the ball, how they are a threat from set pieces etc. He shouldn't be wary of anything our opponets can do, he should be setting us up in an attacking formation so the other teams worry about us. But he has no idea how to do it

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  • Mikecadwel  |  December 11 2013, 4:04PM

    I'm interested to know what Sweepscleane thinks we can do ! For me Nothing ! All the other managers in the league must by now be seeming us as a " soft touch " the referee last night was a total joke as was the managers so called " system " Regards Mlke Cadwell

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  • MacImp  |  December 10 2013, 10:06PM

    They needn't have worried!

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  • Devonimp  |  December 10 2013, 2:53PM

    Let's get this right Leigh Anth Smith resigned he was not sacked check Gateshead FC website,he resigned because his players under performed at Barnet in August.Clearly some of them were not giving him 100percent.You are spot on sweepclean let them worry about what we can do! UTI

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  • Sweepclean  |  December 10 2013, 2:01PM

    We are not worried what Gateshead can do, let them worry what we can do.

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