It is crucial that Lincoln City sweep aside Braintree Town this Saturday afternoon if they are to be considered a force to be reckoned with this season in the National League.
After two consecutive defeats boss Danny Cowley will be striving to return to winning ways against his former club.
The game cannot yet be classed as a turning point in the campaign so far but it is vital that the Imps start stringing together a positive run of results in order to retain the excellent attendances they have attracted at Sincil Bank up to now.
The mentality of the players should be one of ‘no mercy’ .
Matt Rhead and his fellow strikers should be chomping at the bit to attack an outfit whose manager has recently been sacked and who floundering in the lower reaches of the table.