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The Imps host Luton Town this weekend

The Imps host Luton Town this weekend

This weekend sees the Imps take on Luton Town at Sincil bank at the normal Saturday kick off time of 3pm. Luton are one of the big sides in this league and are currently sat in fourth place with an impressive 23 points from their opening 12 fixtures of the season.

The Imps meanwhile once again suffered a defeat last weekend, 3-0 away to top of the table Forest Green on Friday night to leave us just one point above the drop zone with a paltry 12 points from 12 games.

Luton arrive at this match winning their last two matches, beating Tamworth away 2-1 and then last weekend they overcame Southport at home by a 3-1 score line. Unlike the Imps previous opponents Luton have had their unexpected defeats and can show a bit of complacency against some of the weaker sides in the division, highlighted by their shock 3-0 away defeat at the hands of Alfreton just a month ago.

Former Lincoln defender Janos Kovacs should be back in contention for this match after he was rested for the victory over Southport, fellow central defender Dean Beckwith could also be involved as he is recovering from a groin injury. Midfielder Spiller will miss this match, despite returning to light training this week. Other then this Luton boss Paul Buckle has a full squad to choose from for this match.

Luton boast two very good strikers who have hit the ground running this season in Stuart Fleetwood and Scott Rendall who have scored 8 and 6 league goals respectively. This will be a tough challenge for an Imps line up that is likely to include recent non-contract signing Peter Gilbert at left back with John Nutter unavailable with a groin injury. Other absentees for the Imps are Alan Power, Conal Platt and Rob Duffy. So Injuries aren't of huge importance with a squad of well over 20 players still available to under pressure manager David Holdsworth.

I am hoping we will see a more positive Imps line up this weekend with a return to 4-4-2 or a more attacking 4-3-3 after the lifeless and insipid performance on Friday night that resulted in no meaningful attacking play, except for set pieces. I am hoping Jamie Taylor, our top scorer, returns to the side to aid Oliver in his seemingly lone quest up front.

This is another hard game for the Imps and one that, like Forest Green, I don't expect us to pick any points from. But I do expect a much better performance from the team that takes to the pitch then the last few outings, we need have a clear plan and style of play if we are to stay up this season and that is up to Holdsworth now. We are 12 games in and we still don't look like a team with a style of play, which is more worrying then other aspects of the club at the moment to me.

I think that sadly we will lose comfortably and wouldn't be surprised to see another 3-0 score line to the opposition. But I hope to be pleasantly surprised, after all it is likely to be a slightly larger crowd then most games this season with the advertisement of this match as well as a sizeable away support coming up from Luton.

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Writer:dutch1585
Date:Friday October 5 2012
Time: 10:02AM

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I really do hope we can pick up all three points but I'd be extremely surprised if we manage that.
julestheimp
05/10/2012 13:55:00
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I really do hope we can pick up all three points but I'd be extremely surprised if we manage that.
julestheimp
05/10/2012 13:55:00
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