Lincoln City’s Lee Frecklington: ‘The FA Cup run created a buzz that has just carried on’

04 January 2019 13:06
The midfielder tells Paul Doyle the club has been transformed by their run to the quarter-finals as a non-league side two years agoWant evidence of the transformative power of a good FA Cup run? Look no further than Lincoln City. The money that the club earned from reaching the sixth round two seasons ago funded the construction of a £1.3m training facility into which they moved less than a fortnight ago, just in time to begin preparations for Saturday’s third-round tie against Everton.“This simply can’t compare with what we had before,” says the midfielder Lee Frecklington as he steps off one of three state-of-the-art pitches built on 12 acres of land that had been used for growing onions until Lincoln took out a long-term lease on it this time last year. The complex just opposite RAF Scampton also features a gym, a canteen, video analysis infrastructure, spacious changing rooms and a massage suite. Related: Decline of Saturday spectacle shows the FA Cup is not what it used to be | Paul Wilson Related: Blackpool divided before Arsenal’s FA Cup visit as fan boycott rumbles on Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian