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MATCH PREVIEW: LINCOLN CITY (H)

11 August 2019

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All the info ahead of Town’s Carabao Cup First Round tie vs Lincoln City

- Everything you need to know ahead of Town vs Lincoln
- A look at Danny Cowley’s Lincoln City
- Pay on the Gate at the John Smith’s Stadium

Huddersfield Town host Sky Bet League 1 side Lincoln City in the First Round of the Carabao Cup at the John Smith’s Stadium on Tuesday 13 August; 7.45pm kick-off.

Jan Siewert will experience his first taste of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening as the Terriers take on Lincoln City in the first round of the competition.

Last season, Town were knocked out in the Second Round of the competition after losing 2-0 to Stoke City.

As for opponents Lincoln, they also got as far as the Second Round last season losing 4-1 to Blackburn Rovers.

TICKETS

It’s Pay on the Gate on Tuesday evening, meaning supporters will only be able to buy their tickets when entering through the turnstiles. Disabled supporters will need to buy their tickets beforehand with tickets available from the Ticket Office.

Supporters will be able to sit on the Fantastic Media Upper Tier, the Core Stand Upper and Lower Tier and home section of the Abzorb Stand.

KIT

Town will be wearing their home kit. Click here to buy it!

THE OPPOSITION

It has been a fantastic number of years for the Imps having achieved two promotions in three years from the Varanama National League up to Sky Bet League 1, all under the stewardship of Danny Cowley and his assistant - brother Nicky Cowley.

Last season, Lincoln were crowned Sky Bet League 2 Champions with 85 points, six points clear of their nearest challengers, Bury. The Imps now enter Sky Bet League 1 with optimism that they can achieve good things in the next tier of English football.

The Imps have managed to keep the majority of their squad together and strengthened their ranks with seven new signings.

Tyler Walker has signed on loan from Nottingham Forest to boost Lincoln’s forward line. His Forest teammate Jorge Grant has joined him at Sincil Bank which will add some extra creativity to Danny Cowley’s system.

On a personal note for Town, Jack Payne will return to West Yorkshire with the Imps having joined them in the summer.

The Imps have showed some pedigree in domestic cup competitions in recent times. Whilst navigating their way to National League glory in 2017, Danny Cowley’s side also managed to go on a miraculous run in the Emirates FA Cup - which included cup upset victories over Ipswich Town, Brighton and Burnley - where they reached the Quarter Finals of the competition. More recently, Lincoln won the EFL Trophy in 2018 after beating Shrewsbury Town 1-0 in the Wembley Final.

ONES TO WATCH

Michael Bostwick

The 31-year-old signed for the Imps in the summer of 2017 from Peterborough United. Bostwick can operate in both defence and midfield, however it is in defence where he has shone most brightly for Danny Cowley’s men. He was a vital part of Lincoln’s team which achieved promotion to Sky Bet League 1, helping the team to 17 clean sheets and being named in Sky Bet League 2’s Team of the Year.

Jorge Grant

The midfielder has joined the Imps for the season on loan from Nottingham Forest. Grant spent time at both Luton Town and Mansfield Town last season and will be looking to impress in another loan spell, this time for Danny Cowley’s side. It is expected that he will add some creativity to Lincoln’s structured line up and will look to supply the likes of Tyler Walker and John Akinde up front.

Tyler Walker

The young forward joins teammate Jorge Grant on loan at Sincil Bank for the season. Walker, the son of former footballer Des Walker, enjoyed a good season in front of goal last season as he managed 23 goals on loan at Mansfield Town. He’ll now make the step up to Sky Bet League 1 to prove himself once more and also to take the emphasis off last season’s marksmen John Akinde and Bruno Andrade who scored a third of Lincoln’s goals last season.

TEAM NEWS - LINCOLN

Midfielders Lee Frecklington and Tom Pett remain sidelined as they recover from their respective groin and knee injuries, while centre-back Jason Shackell has two matches of his suspension left to serve.

TEAM NEWS – TOWN

Huddersfield Town Head Coach Jan Siewart will provide the latest update on his team during Monday’s Press Conference at PPG Canalside.


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