ADVER Sport spoke to Lincolnshire Live’s Mark Whiley to find out what Town can likely expect from the Imps this evening.

After such a good start, what’s gone wrong in the last three league games?

I wouldn’t say anything has gone wrong. Drawing at Accrington on Saturday was a good point, although they could have won it in the final 20 minutes after Accrington had a man sent off.

Prior to that, they beat Man City U21s on penalties in the Trophy – and would have won in normal time had it not been for a goalkeeping error – and thumped Forest Green 6-2 in the FA Cup.

Against Portsmouth in the league, they came up against a very good side who were exceptional on the night.

Plus, injuries were beginning to bite, with key players Liam Bridcutt, Joe Walsh and Lewis Montsma among those sidelined. Bridcutt and Montsma are both playing again.

Prior to that, they lost narrowly at Doncaster, another good side.

What is Michael Appleton’s style of football like?

Attacking and good to watch. I’ve watched Lincoln for a long time and some of the football they’ve played this season has been some of the best I’ve seen.

Lots of pace and a real threat on the counter-attack. They try not to pass for the sake of it. They try to be positive.

Who are the team’s dangermen?

Nottingham Forest loanee Brennan Johnson is a real threat. He’s played all across the front three and has immense pace and trickery. He’s won numerous penalties so far and should have had another at Accrington.

Playmaker Jorge Grant is the leading scoring is probably playing the best football of his career.

The club’s longest serving player, winger Harry Anderson, is enjoying a great season. Pacey and powerful with an eye for goal.

Dutch defender Montsma has scored six times and is a real threat in the air from set-pieces.

Are there any weaknesses for Town to exploit?

While Lincoln play good football, they have lacked a cutting edge at times. That was certainly the case at Accrington and Appleton wants to see more quality at Swindon.

Lincoln have some very promising but young defenders, like Montsma, Sean Roughan, TJ Eyoma and Max Melbourne. They’ve done well overall this season, but we’ve also seen the odd error.

Score prediction?

I’ll go for a 2-1 away win.