Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After suffering a 2-1 loss to Bolton at the weekend, Oxford United will be aiming to get back on course in the League One when they face Lincoln City at Kassam Stadium. The Yellows continue with their old habit of producing much better showings at home than on travels, with the team aiming to keep their 100% record intact. Experienced attacker Matt Taylor, who scored the opener in the defeat to Bolton, is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts.
Fit-again right back Anthony Forde should keep his place in the starting XI as well. Lincoln City, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Bolton and Wycombe. Anyhow, we are tempted to put our money on the Yellows, who have been impressive at home ground of late. Attacking midfielder Chris Maguire is rated doubtful for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (James Henry):
James Henry was born in Reading on 10 June, 1989, but he grew up in Woodley. He began playing football at his home-town club Woodley Saints, but he made progress during his spell at Reading’s youth academy. Henry is a winger who is capable of playing as a centre midfielder as well, but he failed to score for Reading in 10 league appearances for the club.
After ending his loan spells with the likes of Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth, Norwich City and Millwall, he signed a permanent deal with the Lions on 28 July, 2010. Henry signed a three-year deal with Millwall and he made his home debut in a 4-0 win over Hull City.
It has to be noted that Henry played for both Scotland and England at youth level in the past, but he has yet to make his debut for the first team. Henry was born in England, but his parents are Scottish and, as a result, he is eligible to play for both England and Scotland.
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.