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MICHAEL DUFF PREVIEWS LINCOLN CLASH

24 October 2022

Interviews

MICHAEL DUFF PREVIEWS LINCOLN CLASH

24 October 2022

The gaffer previewed the visit of Lincoln City to Oakwell on Tuesday in Sky Bet League One action, kicking off at 7:45pm.

ON INJURY NEWS

"We think everyone came through the game OK. A couple of bumps and bruises here and there, as you'd expect. 

"Nothing new, which is good because we have got a few at the minute."

ON RECENT RESULTS

"We're not scoring enough goals. Last week was a good result, 0-0 against Bolton. We limited them to nothing, we didn't do enough with the ball.

"The week before we gave away a poor goal, which is unlike us. Saturday should be 0-0. But, I can't have a go at the defenders because they've had one shot on target in the game. We've been really unlucky in terms of that - I think in the last three games we've conceded four shots on target.

"It's not all doom and gloom - we know where we're at. It's trying to improve."

ON ABSENCE OF LUKE THOMAS

"It's not an excuse, we've missed him - they're the facts. We have missed him, he's a good player and he did well for us.

"He's out now for four months. We need to work out who fits best, whether we need to tweak the formation, so they're little things. 

"That's football. People get injured. It's really unfortunate for Luke more so. Obviously, it's unfortunate for us. We need to be better. We can't be so reliant on one player."

ON IMPS BOSS, MARK KENNEDY

"They've had a good start. Mark's done really well - I know him well. He has a possession-based philosophy, but he's almost come away from his own philosophy to work with what he's got. It's been successful.

"He's nearly always been a 4-3-3 man everywhere he's gone. Obviously, when you come through the academy at Man City that's the way you want to play it. 

ON LINCOLN CITY

"One thing they have done in recent weeks is found a way. They've sat in a mid-low block, made it really hard for the opposition to break them down and then been a threat on the counter-attack. It will be a difficult game for us."


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