Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Oxford United will look to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Bristol Rovers when they welcome Lincoln to their Kassam Stadium on day 4 of the new League One campaign. The Yellows, as always, produce much better showings at home than on the travels, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as favourites to win Tuesday’s clash. Josh Grant remains in the recovery room, while Sam Finley is a major doubt, and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
The Imps, on the other hand, have drawn each of their first three games of the season. Lincoln midfielder Tashan Oakley-Boothe, who limped off with injury in a 1-1 draw with Forest Green, is rated doubtful for the midweek clash. Anyhow, home win should be considered as Oxford United defeated Cambridge United 1-0 in their first home game of the process.
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.