Welcome to our coverage as Lincoln City takes on Charlton Athletic in their penultimate game of the regular season.
Assured of a play-off place but out of the automatic promotion challenge, manager Michael Appleton is ready to make changes as he prepares his team for the semi-finals, which begin on May 18/19.
It’s a huge game for Charlton, who realistically needs to win to keep their play-off hopes alive.
The Addicks – now led by Nigel Adkins after Lee Bowyer’s departure for Birmingham City – are four points behind Portsmouth, sixth.
Palmer is a bit too relaxed after receiving a back pass and has to hastily clear it under pressure
Bramall booked for a 30-meter challenge. He was trying to recover after Edun missed the ball
Purrington is booked to hold Anderson back. Charlton left-back will have to watch his resignation
After a nice imps move, Scully spins sharply into the box and shoots him in the face of the goal where a sliding Jones can’t quite hit.
Michael Appleton has made three changes to his Lincoln City squad for tonight’s play-off clash against Charlton Athletic.
The Imps, fourth, have already secured a place in the top six and cannot finish below the fifth.
Charlton, eighth, needs to realistically win to keep their play-off hopes alive. If they do, they will move up to seventh place, one point behind Danny Cowley’s Portsmouth heading into the final round of matches.
Tayo Edun, James Jones and Callum Morton enter the camp, with Liam Bridcutt, Morgan Rogers and Tom Hopper dropping out.
“The most important thing is that you respect the opposition. They are in a play-off position. They play from behind, they play good football.
“It’s similar to a situation at Crewe the other day – they’ll want to build the ball from the back, but they also have big threats that go the other way – they’re very athletic, dynamic at what they do.
“We have to make sure, at the final whistle, that we have found a way to win the football game – ideally by forcing the game the way we want to play it and being aware of the attributes of the opposition. . “
Michael Appleton has hinted that he will make changes for Lincoln City’s last two games as he prepares his side for the Ligue 1 play-offs.
On Tuesday, the Imps visit Charlton Athletic, who must realistically win to keep their play-off hopes alive, before hosting AFC Wimbledon on Sunday (kick-off at noon).
Appleton could rest some key players as injured trio Brennan Johnson, Joe Walsh and Adam Jackson will not be at risk until Sunday at the earliest, he said. We do not know how long the latter will be absent.
Harry Anderson could keep his place after making an impressive comeback to the side at Peterborough United on Saturday, while Max Sanders, James Jones, Remy Howarth could also gain playing time.