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5 January 2017

Family divided for Lincoln boss as he relishes Portman Road cup test

Lincoln will bring the biggest away support to Portman Road since the stadium went all-seater in 1992 for Saturday’s FA Cup third round tie. 

The Imps have sold their 4800 allocation and will take up the top half of the Cobbold Stand and sections of the lower as well. 

Lincoln booked their trip to Portman Road with a 3-2 win over Oldham in the last round and manager Danny Cowley and his assistant, brother Nick, will have some divided loyalties in their family for the tie.  

“Both Nick and I have family who are Ipswich fans,” said Cowley, who had a successful spell in charge at Braintree before taking over at Sincil Bank. 

“I’m a West Ham fan but I remember games at Portman Road, many on Boxing Day against the Hammers.

“Ipswich are a massive club and in Mick McCarthy, they have an excellent manager. It will be great to pit our wits against a boss like him.

“We both have massive respect for Mick. He’s forgotten more than we know.

“We’re under no illusions about the task we face but I want us to go to Ipswich and give a good account of ourselves, that’s most important.”

Tickets for the game are priced at £10 adults, £5 concessions and £2 U16s. Only the lower tiers will be open in the Sir Bobby Robson Stand and the Sir Alf Ramsey Stand. The East of England Co-op Stand will be open as usual. 

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