MIDFIELDER Jon Worthington is an unsung hero in Town's Division III play-off push this season.
That's the view of manager Peter Jackson, who has given the 20-year-old his longest run in the first-team starting line-up.
The Gomersal based Academy graduate - who will be in the squad at Yeovil on Tuesday (7.45) - was taking his run of starts into double figures at Lincoln today.
"I get tired even watching the video of Jon because he never stops running from the first minute to the 90th," said Jackson.
"Allied to the talent of Lee Fowler in the holding role, Jon is giving us a very good midfield combination, and I'll be surprised if he doesn't get his fair share of goals this season with the forward runs he makes.
"He was desperately unlucky not to score on the break against Torquay last week when Brian McGlinchey cleared off the line.
"Jon was on the end of a move which went the length of the pitch with Andy Booth, Danny Schofield, Tony Carss and Fowler playing a part, and if he'd scored it would have rivalled Tony's goal for the best of the season!"
Worthington and Fowler, incidentally, were each on four bookings going into today's game at Sincil Bank - just one yellow card short of earning bans.
Andy Holdsworth, Steve Yates and Schofield are each on three bookings.
Town, meanwhile, were today drawn against Carlisle United in the second round of the LDV Vans Trophy northern section.
The match will be played at Brunton Park in the week beginning Monday, November 3.
Fans are reminded that Town Juniors are in action at the McAlpine on Wednesday (7.00) when they face Grimsby in the FA Youth Cup first round.