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Sutton ready for Imps test

29 November 2012

Defender Ritchie Sutton is in positive mood ahead of our FA Cup with Budweiser Second Round clash at Sincil Bank against Lincoln City this weekend. 

The 26-year-old, who has made 58 league appearances since he joined us from Port Vale in June 2011, believes that we can progress to the Third Round stage for the first time since the 2007/08 campaign. 

“It’s going to be a massive tie on Saturday,” said Sutton. 

“We’ve already played them here and it was a tight game, so we know what they’re all about. Even if we don’t beat them on Saturday, it’ll still be nice to be in the hat for the Third Round draw. 

Ritchie Sutton & Louis Briscoe are speaking to Jason Harrison (Mansfield 103.2)

“It was a good atmosphere last year and we got a late equaliser. Results since have proved there’s not much between us, so it should be a good game.” 

Meanwhile, winger Louis Briscoe, who could return to the side after missing our midweek FA Trophy defeat at Matlock Town, has admitted he feels refreshed. 

He added: “Although I was naturally disappointed not to be in the side on Tuesday, having a rest probably did me the world of good. 

“We’ve got to go out and enjoy it on Saturday, first and foremost, but cup competitions are special and anything can happen. I’m looking forward to it.”

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