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Preview: Lincoln City v Rovers

A look ahead to Sunday's trip to Sincil Bank for Rovers' fourth pre-season friendly of the summer

21 July 2018

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Rovers are back on the road on Sunday with a trip to Lincoln City's Sincil Bank, with Tony Mowbray's side looking to boost their preparations ahead of the start of the Championship season.

Here's our guide to the game...


Following an impressive 2-0 win at Scottish side Hibernian, a 1-1 draw at League Two side Port Vale and a home defeat to Liverpool so far in pre-season, our preparations for the 2018-19 Championship campaign continue to hot up with a trip to Lincoln City on Sunday. Tony Mowbray's men will certainly face a stern test from the League Two outfit, who impressed in their first campaign back in the EFL last season, with a play-off finish in the division. As always, we'll be in attendance, bringing you team news and live updates via social media. Fans can follow the action via our official Twitter account, with kick-off at Sincil Bank scheduled for 3pm.


There are no fresh injury worries for Mowbray to be concerned with, and he could well be boosted by the return of Danny Graham from injury. The powerful frontman missed the game at Port Vale and the Ewood season opener against Liverpool with a slight knock. It's expected that the side will be rotated, which may mean starts for the likes of Craig Conway, Jacob Davenport and Jayson Leutwiler, who all appeared from the bench on Thursday evening. Duo Ben Gladwin (knee) and Paul Caddis (fitness) remain doubts. 


We will be the third Championship opponents that the Imps have faced in pre-season. The first encounter saw Norwich City earn a 3-1 win against Danny Cowley's side before Sheffield Wednesday visited and took a 1-0 victory back to Yorkshire with them thanks to Fernando Forestieri's second half strike. City were due to play local non-league side Lincoln United last week, but the game was postponed due to the searing heat in the area.


Tickets for the game will be available on the day, via the ticket office at Sincil Bank. Please note pay on the day purchases are CASH ONLY.

For anyone driving to Sincil Bank on Sunday, parking for supporters attending the game is available for £4 on the South Common Car Park, this is on a first come, first served basis.

We have been advised that the University of Lincoln Fanzone will be open for away supporters to come and sample the atmosphere as well as food and drink being available.

The Fanzone will be open from 12pm on Sunday, with the Travis Perkins Suite open also for away supporters before the game.


If you're heading to Lincoln on Sunday, be sure to tag your matchday pictures with #Rovers; we'll share the best posts on our official Twitter and Instagram pages.

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