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Danny Cowley says all talk of Arsenal is off the agenda as Lincoln City aim to get back to winning ways tonight in the National League.

The Imps manager knows his players have not been distracted by their up-coming FA Cup quarter final but results have tailed off.

Lincoln have taken two points from the last six available and not only that, fans are unhappy about the ticketing situation after many couldn’t get access to Arsenal this weekend.

“I’ve read a lot across social media and there’s a lot of talk about the ticket situation,” said Cowley.

“I have to defend the staff here because they have been brilliant. They’ve been inundated and have had so much work over a short period of time.

“It’s probably been the busiest period in the club’s history in terms of ticket sales.

“And we’ve only got a small support network so it’s really difficult for the people in the office. They’ve done fantastically well.

“I understand it from a supporters’ point of view. It’s a big day for the club and everyone wants to be there.

“But what people have to understand is that we only really should have had 5,000 tickets. We have to thank Arsenal that we’ve been allowed to take 9,000. But taking 9,000 means there are certain rules and restrictions to ensure that these tickets get to the right people.

“We’re disappointed for the people who can’t get a ticket but I’m sure we’ll still have their support.

“We need to draw a line under the ticket situation now. I want everyone to be talking about football and Braintree because it is a massive game for us,” Cowley told Lincolnshire Live.

“Our supporters have contributed massively to where we are this season and we want them focused on the football.”

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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