Credit: Graham Burrell

Michael Skubala reflected on his time at Lincoln City so far after the Imps narrowly missed out on the playoffs against league champions Portsmouth.

City’s playoff dream came to an end on Saturday afternoon, with a final day defeat to Portsmouth. Two goals in the last ten minutes condemned the Imps to defeat as they looked for a winner due to results elsewhere.

Skubala’s side battled hard to win the game, but ultimately fell short after an impressive run of just two defeats since New Years’ Day. City’s head coach reflected on his time at the club so far in his post match with BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Michael Hortin.

He said: “I’ve loved it. The staff, the players, we wear the shirt with pride. I always remind them we have responsibility to work hard every day so we can put on a performance people can be proud of and hopefully the fans can see that.

“The thing I’ve learnt is this is an amazing football club, it has the desire, the will, the structure, and the support. The board, Jez and Liam, everything off the pitch is in the good place, it’s now for us to push it onto the pitch and hopefully we can do that again next season.”

Credit: Graham Burrell

City ended the game with three strikers on the pitch, along with Dylan Duffy, Jack Moylan and Danny Mandroiu as they searched for a winner with results elsewhere going against Skubala’s side. The team fought to the end in front of a 10,000 plus Sincil Bank crowd, and Skubala explained the need to take a risk and go all out in the second half.

“It’s been an amazing journey, a brilliant journey of football. You could see in the second half how we want to play, what we look like and how we’re aggressive and positive in what we do. We can beat anyone, but big moments change games and that’s what happened. We had to risk it, because we knew the Oxford score.”

By Joe Briley

AllLincoln Site Owner.