The new Lincoln City boss David Holdsworth straight away signalled his intent towards his new club by saying that things would have to change in order to get a big club like Lincoln to where they should be.
On Wednesday afternoon, Lincoln City officially unveiled Holdsworth as the new manager to replace Steve Tilson who was sacked nearly three weeks ago.
Holdsworth was a surprise late candidate for the job, but he offered a wealth of previous non-league managerial experience which was an attractive criterion for Lincoln City, and his contract will run until the end of the season.
The new Imps chief admitted, “I’m not scared of a challenge and I’m looking forward to it.”
“We’re in a dogfight. It won’t be done overnight, they’ll be lots of highs and lots of lows.”
Holdsworth highlighted the need of manufacturing points quickly, “and ultimately the players are going to be the ones responsible for that,” he said.
Holdsworth said his new methods would be down to organisation, determination, commitment and desire.
He continued saying that, “These players are under no illusion that they are going to have to work hard; we won’t get anywhere if we don’t.”
The former Watford, Sheffield United and Birmingham City centre half outlined City must have a stronger defence and “defend from the front, physicality and mind-set is key.”
“We need to get the turnstiles clicking and get the city believing in the team again,” he said.
“I’ll take substance over style if style doesn’t work.”
When asked about youths at Lincoln City he said, “If they’re good enough, they’ll be in the team.”
Lincoln City Chairman Bob Dorrian said, “His enthusiasm, the fact he really wanted the job and he felt he could make a big difference, went in his favour in the end.”