Kevin Nicholson, covering for Gary Caldwell on press duties, has given his thoughts as City prepare to host Lincoln City this weekend at St James Park.
City face a Lincoln side with a peculiar record this season - the 11th placed Imps have only lost more games than the top three in the division, but have only won nine matches all term, their 18 draws sets them on course for a new record of draws in the division with 12 matches left to play.
"They are well structure and organised and difficult to beat as the stats will tell you," Nicho said.
"They are a tough nut to crack and they don't lose many games. They have got threats up front - they don't score too many or concede too many but on their day they can beat anybody.
"We need to get the balance right between getting out on the front foot and exciting the fans, but also making sure we're secure at the back and not going all out up top and hope things work out.
"We are getting far better at controlling games and managing possession."
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