Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Buoyed by the EFL Cup triumph over Doncaster, Lincoln will look to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they face Forest Green in the League One round 3. The Imps are eyeing their first League One win of the season, but they will have a big fish to fry in Saturday’s clash. Defender Adam Jackson, who limped off with injury in the midweek triumph, is unlikely to feature against Forest Green, with Regan Poole likely to step up.
The Green Army, on the other hand, kicked off the new League One season with a 2-1 win over Bristol Rovers, while losing to Ipswich Town at the weekend. Forest Green then proved their worth in the EFL Cup triumph over Leyton Orient, but beating Lincoln on the road is easier said than done. Since the Imps do not suit the Green Army at all, we are tempted to put our money on draw. Defender Udoka Godwin-Malife should miss out with injury for the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Liam Bridcutt ):
Liam Robert Bridcutt is a professional footballer who plays for Lincoln City as a defensive midfielder. Born in Reading, England on May 8, 1989, Bridcutt is a product of the Chelsea football academy, but he did not see any game action for the Blues at senior level. After ending his loan spells with Yeovil Town, Watford, and Stockport County, the 175-cm footballer signed a five-month contract with Brighton where he established himself as a first-team regular.
After making 132 appearances in the league for the Seagulls, Liam Bridcutt moved to Sunderland in the winter of 2014. He played for the likes of Leeds United, Nottingham Forest and Bolton Wanderers as well before joining Lincoln City in January, 2020.
His main position is defensive midfield, but he is used as a central midfielder as well. The Lincoln City player has a dual citizenship (Scotland/England), and it has to be noted that he has two caps with the Scotland national team.
Highlighted Team (Forest Green):
Forest Green are an English club which was founded back in 1889. The Rovers host fellow League Two teams at the New Lawn, the stadium with the capacity of 5,302. Forest Green played their first home league game on October 6, 1889, with the team sharing the spoils with Brimscombe.
Green is the dominant colour of their home kit, and Forest Green footballers wear black shirts and black shorts when playing on the travels. In the 1981/82 season the club won the FA Vase, with the team beating Rainworth Miners Welfare 3-0 in the title game at Wembley Stadium.
It has to noted that town of Nailsworth, where Forest Green are based, is the smallest settlement to ever host a Football League club. In December 2012 the club won a prize for growing a field without using chemicals. cheltenham town are regarded as one of the club’s fiercest rivals.