Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Northampton will be aiming to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Crewe and Oxford United when they host Lincoln City at their Sixfield Stadium. The Cobblers are on a three-game losing run in the League One, with the team experiencing all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-0 loss to Oxford United. Northampton are eager to escape the danger zone, but beating the promotion-chasing side behind closed doors is easier said than done.
Lincoln City suffered a dip in form as well, with the team losing to both Sunderland and Shrewsbury in the previous two league fixtures. Seeing that Lincoln City will not have a better chance than this to get back on course in the League One, we are positive that they will pick up all three points from Saturday’s clash. Robbie Gotts is widely expected to replace Remy Howarth in the Lincoln City starting XI.
Highlighted Player (Joseph Mills):
Joseph Mills is an Aston Villa product who plays for Northampton Town in the League One. Mills moved to Southampton in 2006, and he continued playing for the Saints at senior level. After ending his loan spells with Scunthorpe United and Doncaster Rovers, the pacey left-back joined Reading in 2011, but he made no more than 15 appearances for the Royals in the league.
After his short spell with Burnley, Joseph Mills moved to Oldham Athletic, and it has to be noted that he played for the likes of Perth Glory, Shrewsbury Town, and Forest Green Rovers as well before moving to Northampton Town.
Mills was born in Swindon, England on October 30, 1989, and he wears the No. 23 shirt with the Cobblers. His primary position is left-back, but coaches use him as a left midfielder as well. He has a contract with Northampton Town which should expire in June 2022.
Highlighted Team (Lincoln):
Lincoln City are one of the oldest clubs competing in the League One as they were founded back in 1884. Lincoln City FC were established as an amateur association, but they turned professional in the 1891/1892 season.
Back then they played at John O’Gaunts stadium, but nowadays Sincil Bank is the club’s home ground. Sincil Bank was opened in 1895, holding up to 10,120 people. The club’s main colours are red, white and black, whilst the Imps wear green shirts and white shorts when playing on the road. Lincoln City and Mansfield Town are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals, but the Limps had some sort of local rivalry with Peterborough United, Hull City and York City as well.
Albert Iremonger (42 years and 312 days) is the oldest footballer to have played for the club, whilst Shane Nicholson (16 years and 112 days) is the youngest one. Lincoln City recorded a thrilling 9-1 victory over then local rivals Sleaford in their first game.