Jackson to begin life at Sincil Bank

By Gary Moss
Last updated : 01 November 2007
League Two slipped into an air of caution last weekend.

Eight of the twelve games ended in draws with little movement in the league standings.

With the increasing number of managers feeling the pressure and sides at the top continuing to surprise - it is no shock to see sides settles for a share of the spoils.

But, I have a feeling that this weekend will be different.

Only two of the top seven sides play home games - Hereford and Chesterfield will be hoping to take adavantage while the other five all failed to win as last week, and will want to bounce back.

Football is a game of cycles so naturally I expcet more open games this weekend.

Game of the day: Lincoln City v Chester City

Former Huddersfield man Peter Jackson takes control of the struggling Imps after the departure of John Schofield at the start of the month.
Jackson... Tough start


Lincoln currently prop up the Football League but Jackson, who admits he has not seen the Imps play this season - is confident they can move up the table. quickly.

City face high-flying Chetser at home on Friday night knowing that a win would seem the move out of the drop zone at the expense of Mansfield.

Jackson begins life at Lincoln against a Blues club that he made excatly 100 appearances with as a player.

But, there will be no love lost come kick-off.

The former Centre-back knows he has inherited a squad full of quality - but making them play will not be easy.

The Imps have been handed many a hammering this season seeing confidence down low.

But, as the new manager's honeymoon spell begins - the Imps will be hoping to register their first win since August.

Chester on the other hand will travel to Sincil Bank full of confidence - seocnd in the division and unbeaten in six on the league.

Wingers Ellison and Partridge have been massive to the Blues great start. They could cause trouble for City's makeshift full-back's.

NCM Predcition: Imps improve but Chester sneak it.

Elsewhere...

MK Dons will be looking to bounce back from their 2-0 defeat at the hands of Stockport last week.
Buckley... Future uncertain?


They travel to Wycombe who themselves will be confident after drawing 2-2 at Chester.

Stockport meanwhile entertain Posh.

Can they make it two shocks on teh bounce?

United know they need to convert draws to wins if they are to push onto the automatic spaces.

Under fire Grimsby boss Alan Buckley takes his side to an ever improving Rotherham outfit.

The Millers continue to grow as they mount a quiet promotion bid.

Finally, Heredford lcok horns with Darlington in a battle at the top.

Two fine defensive sides will be desperate to find a breakthrough.

Full fixture list:

Lincoln City v Chester City (Friday, 19.45)

Accrington Stanley v Notts County

Bradford City v Brentford

Chesterfield v Morecambe

Hereford United v Darlington

Mansfield Town v Macclesfield Town

Rochdale v Dagengham & Redbridge

Rotherham United v Grimsby Town

Stockport County v Peterborough United

Wycombe Wanderers v MK Dons

Wrexham v Shrewsbury Town (Sunday, 12 Noon)

Notts. County Match Reports

Sky Bet League Two Sat 18th November 15:00

Notts County 3 - 1 Cheltenham Town

Last game - Match Centre


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