A new manager will make life interesting for Stevenage and Steve Evans when Lincoln City arrive at the Lamex Stadium.

The Imps have chosen Michael Skubala to replace Mark Kennedy, who was sacked on October 18.

And while Evans admits he doesn't know a lot about the new man, he has seen footage from Leeds U23 games, Skubala's last job, and is aware Lincoln will try to play an entertaining brand of football.

"I’ve done some homework," said the Boro boss, "and I've watched Leeds United U21 and U23s in games many, many times. 

"He was the head coach taking those teams.  

"They played a good, attractive brand of football and I think with the way the chairman and the supporters at Lincoln want their team to play, he’ll develop on from the previous management teams. 

"It'll be a big test for us. When you look at the win-loss record and the goals scored for and against, I think there is only a couple of points differential between everything. 

"The teams are fairly level but doing it in different ways. 

"It’ll be a noisy Lincoln City travelling support as it always is, they get right behind their team, but our supporters have really helped us in recent weeks and we're going to need them to turn out and be right behind us."

The match will be one of just two being played in League One with others being called off because of international call-ups.

Victory could lift Boro up to fourth, albeit having played more games, but the opportunity is something that excites Evans.

He said: "With Peterborough not playing, we have an opportunity to leap above them and that's a staggering statistic, to be above Peterborough United in League One at this stage of the season.

"But we're not there yet. We'll have to earn that and we understand that one or two of those teams below us have games in hand. 

"If we're quite frank, we've not always taken advantage of those situations when we've played and others have had players away on international duty. 

"It’s a good time to take advantage of it but Lincoln will be thinking the same thing, with a new manager coming in and wanting to add on to a point against Port Vale."

He said the squad is looking good with only Dan Sweeney and former Lincoln man Harry Anderson not available.

But he took the time to give some good news on the latter.

Evans said: "Harry Anderson has now trained for a full week with no after effects and we're trying desperately to get a midweek closed door training ground game for him to be involved in. 


"And as he proved when he came on against Exeter in the Carabao Cup earlier in the season, he has some real quality. 

"The kid has had all the emotions. You have one little injury and then it triggers something else in your body and little niggles.  

"But this is the first time where his surgeon has told us that he’s good to go now, there is no more worries. 

"That was 10 days ago and the kid has gone out on the training ground, pain free and with a smile on his face. 

"There's been some down days for Harry and that's when he needs Steve, Paul and Alex, not the gaffer. 

"We've been there every step of the journey but we know when he pulls that shirt on to start games, we’ve got one hell of player."