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Torrilla: “The team is fully focused on getting the win”

FG caught up with Lincoln midfielder Graeme Torrilla to talk about the draw to St Joseph’s, his time at the Imps and more.

Graeme reflected on Lincoln’s dramatic draw to St Joseph’s on Thursday, “I think the team was very good against St Josephs. It was obviously a big disappointment to come away with a draw considering we were two goals ahead & could have won the league but we knew it was going to be a very tough game and it’s all still very much in our hands.”

Following Europa’s win over Mons Calpe yesterday, three points for Lincoln today and they will clinch the title – we asked Graeme how the team feels going into their game against Lions, “The team is fully focused on getting the win in today’s game, as it would obviously gift us the league title which was our main aim all season. We know our opposition will be setting up well defensively as we learnt in our previous encounter with them and we’ll have to be at our best to find a way past them.

Graeme has been one of Lincoln’s most consistent performers this season, building a good partnership with Mustapha Yahaya and Kian Ronan. We asked him to sum up his time at the Imps so far, “I’ve very much enjoyed my time at Lincoln although it has been a bit of roller-coaster of a season for me personally as I started off getting a good amount of game time before suffering from a hamstring injury just before the international games. It then took me a while to recover and get back in to the starting line-up but I feel like I’m a good run of form now.

The 23-year old has impressed at the domestic and international scene, with players like Tjay De Barr and Dayle Coleing moving abroad – we asked Graeme if he would follow suit, “Playing abroad is something I’m very much open to as not only would it be good to try something out of my comfort zone but I also think the experience of playing in a different league & possibly higher level would help me improve as a player. Having said that, I still think I’m learning a lot where I currently am.