Lincoln City are set to welcome the worst team in the Football League so far to their own backyard with Cheltenham set to make the trip up to the LNER Stadium where the Imps are up in 13th.
This will be the second home game in a week for Lincoln, as they lost to West Ham United in the EFL Cup third round on Wednesday. The League One side did have chances to get something out of that game with three shots on target in total, although they were ultimately outdone by a superior team from the Premier League.
That loss that day also extended Lincoln's winless run to four games since winning in the second round of the EFL Cup against Sheffield United. In fact, even then, the club played out a 0-0 draw and won on penalties in the end.
Since that victory, they have managed to draw 1-1 with Bristol Rovers and Carlisle United, having also lost to Derby County 2-0 in their last encounter in the Football League Trophy. Portsmouth defeated the club last time out in League One, as Lincoln saw just 28% of the ball in a game that saw Hakeeb Adelakun score inside five minutes.
Such results leave Mark Kennedy's men in 13th and with just three wins on the board and three draws too. His side have only lost two games, but by conceding nine and letting in 12, there is a lot of work to do for Lincoln moving forward.
As for Cheltenham, they are, by a distance, the worst side across all of the 92 professional teams in English football right now. Stunningly, they are the only club yet to score a single goal across their nine matches so far, and no side in League One history has ever failed to score in the first nine games since the rebranding of the Football League in 2004. The club do have a point on the board, but with no goals scored, even that draw saw them pay out a 0-0 encounter with Portsmouth five weeks ago.
Cheltenham have lost the other eight games in the league and now not scored for three matches in a row where they have conceded a total tally of seven goals, losing to Exeter City, Peterborough United and Stevenage.
The Robins did get a goal in the Football League Trophy match with Bristol Rovers, but even then, quite incredibly that goal was an own goal meaning not a single Cheltenham player has scored this season.
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