Three changes from the Mansfield side that drew at Carlisle. No surprise as Johnny Hunt came in for Mal Benning at left back. Benning had been named by Evans as being at fault for goals in each of the last two games following a man of the match performance at Accrington. Also no surprise as Calum Butcher came in for his first start. But rather than in central midfield, as he played as substitute at Carlisle, he came into right midfield, which allowed him to start as well as Jacob Mellis who was in central midfield. Alex MacDonald was also in for his first start, on the left side of midfield. Out went Will Atkinson, who had not been pulling up trees in recent games, and more surprisingly Paul Anderson.
"Four points clear as Lincoln are McCaffreyised", CHAD headline, April 1975