Newly-appointed Lincoln City boss Michael Appleton couldn’t have asked for a worse start to life in charge of the Imps.
Lincoln were thrashed 6-0 by Oxford United at Sincil Bank, in a game that they will be keen to put behind them at the earliest of opportunities.
A Tarique Fosu-Henry hat-trick whilst goals from Jamie Mackie, James Henry and Matty Taylor saw the visitors run out convincing winners.
There had been high-hopes from Lincoln supporters heading into the 2019/20 season under Danny Cowley’s guidance, but their former manager departed to join Huddersfield Town in the Championship earlier this month.
Michael Appleton took over as their manager, and will be hoping that he can put an end to their five game winless run in all competitions as soon as possible to avoid an immediate return back into League Two.
Plenty of Lincoln City supporters took to Twitter to voice their disappointment at the heavy defeat.
See the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
In all seriousness Bruno Shackell and Connolly need to sort themselves out, that was pathetic
— Liam Knight (@LiamKni00) September 21, 2019
— ᛕคกﻉѻ (@Kanee33) September 21, 2019
Woeful performance. Only good thing about today was the fans (and @Harry_Toffolo)
— Kelly Sisson (@k_sisson) September 21, 2019
Utterly awful. Absolutely gutted.
— Dave Rouillard (@griffon53) September 21, 2019
I'm going to stick my neck out here and say that was possibly less than ideal. Starting to wonder if they relied on Danny telling them how to walk straight.
— Adrian Clark (@adrianclark) September 21, 2019
Onwards and upwards, it can’t get much worse surely!!!
— Lindsay (@Lindsay1603) September 21, 2019
Caught in limbo today..the players aren't going to put the effort in for a temp manager on his last game…we're missing the experience of pett..Frecks and o'connor plus bossie….I hope there's a positive reaction on Friday !!
— Darrell Noon (@DarrellNoon) September 21, 2019
One result doesn't define a season.. Change is happening.. Onwards and upwards.. #imps
— Derek Priestley (@DerekPriestley) September 21, 2019
Massively Lacked confidence and leadership today…. one to forget and move on from… #imps
— Tony Marflitt (@fudge_imp) September 21, 2019