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FROM RELEGATION BATTLE TO PROMOTION PUSH

Three years ago Dave Frecklington and his management team took over the reins at Lincoln United who at the time were flirting with relegation in the Evo-Stik Division One (South) League.

The Whites survived and Frecklington began to stamp his authority on the club. He introduced a new style of play which involved more passing football and keeping the ball on the deck.

He brought in players who could adopt to this system and attracted bigger attendances down at The Sun Hat Villas stadium.

The Ashby Avenue outfit finished a very respectable ninth in the table and supporters could see an all round improvement in their club both on and off the pitch.

This season Lincoln United are vying for a place in the play-offs. They currently sit fifth in the league and a place in the top five is in their own hands.

A good Easter weekend included three points at home to Sheffield FC on Saturday followed by a hard-earned point in yesterday’s 0-0 draw at Spalding.

Boss Frecklington said: “I am very pleased with the weekend’s results and especially pleased with the fact we kept a clean sheet at Spalding in a game that was played in terrible conditions for both sides.

“It is a really exciting time for us. The players have stood up to the challenges set before them and have shown the character that has been instilled into them over the past two years.

“Our plan is coming together as a result of the very hard work everyone at the club has put in. There have been some ups and downs along the way but we all believe in the club and I know that every player wears his shirt with pride.

This Saturday the Whites travel to relgation-threatened Loughborough Dynamo aiming for the three points that will keep them in the play-off positions.

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