Crawley vs Lincoln preview
Last Updated: 22/03/19 12:51pm
Crawley boss Gabriele Cioffi will be without suspended striker Ibrahim Meite for his side's home game against Lincoln.
Meite received a straight red card after stepping off the bench in last week's 6-1 defeat at Crewe, while Cioffi could be tempted to make several other tactical changes.
Winger Luke Gambin remains sidelined after missing the last six games due to a hip problem. Midfielder Jimmy Smith, restricted to three appearances this season after sustaining a knee injury in September, remains a long-term absentee.
Lincoln's experienced pair Lee Frecklington and Jason Shackell both hope to return to action. Midfielder Frecklington has been sidelined with a groin strain and defender Shackell has recovered from a hamstring problem.
Boss Danny Cowley has no new injury or suspension concerns following last week's draw at Mansfield. Midfielder Tom Pett is among those pushing for a recall, but Cowley could name an unchanged starting line-up.
Crawley Town have never previously lost to Lincoln City in three League Two meetings, winning the last two (D1).
Lincoln City lost their only previous visit to Crawley in League Two 1-3 in February 2018.
Crawley have won just one of their last eight League Two games (D4 L3). Failing to score in half of those games.
Lincoln's current 15-game unbeaten streak (W7 D8), the longest ongoing such run in League Two, is their best undefeated run of games in the Football League since December 1997 (16 unbeaten).
Lewis Young has been directly involved in each of Crawley's last three home goals in League Two (one goal, two assists). Indeed, seven of his eight goal involvements this season have been in home games (one goal, six assists).