Leeds United loanee Robbie Gotts has finally started picking up starts for Lincoln and his patience paid off on Tuesday night.
He was declared Lincoln’s man of the match award in a fan poll after helping beat Man City Under-21s 4-3 on penalties.
Gotts started in midfield last night – his preferred position – but an injury pulled him back to right-back, and that makes his solid display even more impressive.
He even scored his penalty in the shootout to help defeat the PL giants.
Several impressive performances 👏
Who gets your vote for Man of the Match 🤔
— Lincoln City FC (@LincolnCity_FC) November 17, 2020
In fact, he swept the award last night with over 70% of the votes (the next nearest was Harry Anderson on 23%).
There were some Lincoln fans who suspected that the mighty Whites fans had taken over the voting.
Wow surprisingly I thought Harry would win this hands down 🥴 clearly not lol
— Live 4now 4get forever (@lincslass86) November 17, 2020
However, Gotts was one of the top Lincoln players last night and there were plenty of fans who lined up to say that it was his best game since signing for the League One club.
We’re delighted for Gotts. He had to put up with endlessly sitting on the bench at Leeds before finally making his debut for the Whites.
And he had to do the same at Lincoln, for five league games before finally getting his first start in League One ahead of the international break.
Talking after the game he said he expected to have to wait for his place in the side but that he’s really enjoying life at Lincoln.
Hopefully, this latest display will mean a regular starting place for him in the side – these fans certainly think he deserves it…
Compared with Gotts last game he was brilliant
— Andy Brown (@andysm4il) November 17, 2020
Gotts' best game thus far, but it was Harry, by a country mile.
— Matt Pearce (@MatthewEdwardP9) November 17, 2020
Gotts for me so much energy his best game so far
— Will (@Will09703489) November 17, 2020
Wow Gotts must of been outstanding
— Ryan Day (@RyanJDay) November 17, 2020
Well played @RobbieGotts
— Pakistani Whites 🇵🇰 (@PakistaniLUFC) November 18, 2020
STOP THE COUNT
— Owen Walton (@OwenWalton9) November 17, 2020
And he scored his penalty to help Imps win 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Dave 🏆\ (@mcbdave) November 17, 2020
Robbie Gotts played the full 90 minutes in midfield tonight.
The match ended 1-1, with Lincoln winning 4-3 on penalties to gain the extra point and seal qualification from Group E.
— LUFC Academy Central (@LUFCacademynews) November 17, 2020
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