Could Middlesbrough & Sunderland Hit Target For Imps
Could loans from Middlesbrough FC and Sunderland AFC’s development sides be the reason Simmo is biding his time on replacing Vadaine Oliver, now at Crewe and set for a debut? Both the Black Cats & Boro lads hardly looked like kids and look man enough to do a job in our Division and their quality is certainly not going to be a problem.
The Oracle of Optimism chimes in
The passing blend of football certainly impressed Jamie Clapham at Middlesbrough and the Black cats were also very complimentary. Indeed several Boro lads looked more than up to the physical requirements required to do a good job in the Skrill Premier. Young Black Cats Harrison and 9 Lynch would be a handful and Boro lads Jones and Main both impressed at Sincil Bank.
The local media do seem keen to point out the lack of a target man at the Imps, a route B as it were, to add a facet to the passing football that is seeing Lincoln play to feet. Simmo has pointed out the costs that come with such a beast, with proven goalscorers taking up the lions share of the budgets up and down the football pyramid. These are funds we do not have, but friends in high places could be the answer.
The manager admits that he feels the need for a longer ball style game will come when the pitches cut up, but, that he is also in no hurry to change things. Thomlinson battles well, but if and when the Imps change to two up front there are three or four options. Young Black Cats Harrison, who can play up top or in defence and no 9 Lynch could also be a handful. The Boro side also had Jones and Main. Paul Morgan may also be able to put in another word at Accrington who have some powerful lads unable to get games. Bohan Dixon was one.