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With just over a month to go across the EFL, each result grows in importance, with less room for error and time to turn form around.
In EFL League One, the battle for both promotion and relegation is as tight as ever, meaning every point is crucial.
Saturday sees a meeting between two sides fighting at opposite ends of the table. As visitors Sunderland are battling for a play-off spot, whilst hosts Lincoln City look to secure their third tier status
Lincoln boss Michael Appleton will make a late decision on the availability of defender Regan Poole, who he described as ’50/50′ for the game. Captain Liam Bridcutt remains out, but is likely to be back by early April. Otherwise Appleton has a fully fit and available squad, as Conor McGrandles returns from suspension.
In the other camp, Sunderland manager Alex Neil confirmed that centre-back Danny Batth is close to returning from an injury that has kept him out since August. Meanwhile attackers Aiden McGeady and Alex Pritchard remain out, but should be back before the end of the season
City head into the game off the back of a mixture of recent results. Having won two and lost two of their last four games. A crucial 2-0 win over relegation rivals AFC Wimbledon last weekend saw them move eight points clear of the drop zone. Although a 2-1 loss to top of the table Rotherham United followed in midweek. But with results going Lincoln’s way, it meant they remained the same distance from danger with just 27 points left to play for.
Meanwhile, the black cats have turned their fortunes around somewhat under new boss Neil. They started 2022 with just one win in ten games.
That run involved the sacking of former boss Lee Johnson, as their automatic promotion hopes came crashing down once again. However, a run of three wins and a draw in their last four games, including a 2-0 triumph over bottom side Crewe Alexandra last weekend, is certainly an improvement, as they look to solidify their position in the top six.
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Most Sunderland fans wise City striker Hopper as the man who scored at the Stadium of Light last May, ending their season at the play-off semi-final stage. The former Scunthorpe United forward is one of Lincoln’s longest serving players, having been with the club for over two years now
But he has missed the majority of this season through an injury sustained back in August. He made his return to the team last month, and will be a key figure for them in the run in. With Tuesdays game against Rotherham seeing him score his first goal since his comeback, City fans will be hoping that he can kick on from there.
(3-5-2) Wright, Eyoma, Jackson, Walsh, Norton-Cuffy, McGrandles, Fiorini, Bishop, Bramall, Marquis, Hopper
(3-5-2) Patterson, Winchester, Wright, Cirkin, Gooch, Neil, Evans, Matete, Clarke, Defoe, Stewart