Fears that Michael Jacklin’s departure would leave a gaping hole in Lincoln United’s defence have been allayed as the Whites’ new-look back five can develop into one of the strongest defensive units in the league.
New skipper Sean Wright gave a magnificent display of leadership in Tuesday’s 3-1 win over Belper Town ably backed by the rest of the unit.
In goal, Jake Turner was commanding between the sticks and showed excellent distribution to start attacks from the back.
Luke Hornsey at right back is surely one of the quickest on the local circuit and his attacking prowess adds bite to Sam Wilkinson’s men going forward.
James Blunden at the heart of defence shows maturity beyond his age and Callum Ward on the left exudes confidence in the tackle and in the air.
Michael Jacklin was a real asset to the Ashby Avenue outfit but the club has moved on and is confident that a further unbeaten run can see them challenge for the play-offs once again.
Four wins and two draws is testament to the work boss Sam Wilkinson and his team have put into a squad that is now gathering momentum for a final push into the top five.
This Saturday the Whites’ host lowly Carlton Town striving for another three points that will consolidate their position as contenders for a top ten finish at least.
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