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Imps boss expects tough game against ‘stingy’ Stanley

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Lincoln travel to Accrington Stanley tonight hoping to capitalise on last weekend’s win against Barnet.

Interviewed on redimps.com, Chris Sutton replied with his usual candour when asked about what he'd taken from last week's victory.

“Three points. We won the game, and in the end I thought we got what we deserved. I thought Joe Anyon made one good save, that’s his job, to keep them out. It was a deserved three points and we move on.

“If you look we’ve only conceded six goals, so I think we’ve done not too badly at the back.

“Joe Anyon hasn’t had overly much work. I think going forward we’ve created chances, we’ve not scored as many as we would have liked, we’re showing grit, we’re staying in games and the games have been very tight.

“Of course we’re still aspiring to improve and get to a level where we’re totally happy but as far as I’m concerned we’ll never be at that level unless we win every single week."

Asked about Joe Anyon’s inclusion in the League Two team of the week, Sutton was again in fairly reflective mood.

“We got Joe in because he’s a good goalkeeper, he’s paid to save shots. I must have been seeing a different game last week, I think he made one save, the rest of the stuff was fairly standard, I’d expect him to save them.”

Sutton also expressed sympathy for injured young striker Andy Hutchinson, who had made a positive start to the season but cracked his fifth metatarsal in his foot during last week's reserve match against Middlesbrough.

“I’m sad for him, I think he’s going to be a real asset for this club, I’m really delighted with his attitude this season, more than that I’ve been delighted with the way he’s played.”

Looking ahead to the Friday night clash, the former Chelsea, Celtic and Blackburn striker confirmed that Gavin McCallum will be in contention for a place in the team against a team he admires.

“Obviously he’s been out for a while, he’s getting back to full fitness which will be a big boost for the team. Stanley are stingy at the back. It’s going to be a tough game, but it’s about what we do."

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