Lincoln City manager praised the response of his players after victory against Accrington Stanley to make it four wins in a row.

The Imps have not tasted defeat in almost a month, losing 1-0 away to Colchester United at the end of November but appear to have put that defeat behind them.

Speaking after his side’s 2-0 win against Accrington, Cowley was full of praise for his small squad:

“I’m really proud of the way they’ve responded. They’ve got the attributed, the qualities and substance to do so. We had a tough week, but we’re not used to losing.

“It was a really important win against a good team. I thought it was a really solid display from us and thats four wins on the trot, so we should be really pleased that back in the Football League after six years away we should be pleased to do that.”

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Lincoln secured the points with goals from Matt Rhead and Matt Green with the latter hitting red-hot form having scored four goals in as many games:

“I know how hard he’s worked in that period. But class is permanent.”

It appeared a shock when former Premier League defender Neal Eardley showed up at Sincil Bank in the summer having left Northampton Town. But a string of consistent performances haven’t gone unnoticed by Cowley who praised the former Welsh international:

“How he wasn’t snapped up earlier in the summer, I don’t know. But we’ve gained from that. He’s a player with the ability to play much higher but he’s just been unlucky with his injuries.”

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Despite the club remaining in the play-off spots nearly half way through the season, Cowley is insistent that the hard work is yet to come for his side:

“We know where we’re at in this level and we’ve got a lot to learn. We’re in a great position at the moment but we’ve got a lot of work to do to maintain that position and move on from it.

“I think we’re moving forward. We’re careful of this league because anybody can beat anybody and you win two games and then you’re in a much better position.

“We’ve got games coming thick and fast over the Christmas period and we’re a small group.”