STUART McCall is confident City won’t get ahead of themselves when they tackle Lincoln in the Carabao Cup.

A prize home draw against Liverpool next week awaits the winners from tomorrow’s second-round clash at Valley Parade.

The prospect of playing the Premier League champions, albeit likely to be a much younger side than Jurgen Klopp’s first-choice line-up, provides a big incentive for both teams.

But McCall expects his players to be fully focused on the Imps and not get wrapped up in the potential opposition in the next round.

He said: “Drawing Liverpool is irrelevant at the minute if you don’t get through. I’ve had not thoughts on that at all.

“My weekend was spent looking at Lincoln and Forest Green, ready for the next two games.

“I’ve had to dull (talking about Liverpool) with a couple of people but it’s certainly not an issue at our place.

“It might have been different if there was a chance of getting through and playing them with a big crowd. I think there’d have been a bit more excitement then.”

Lincoln won at Crewe in the first round and beat Oxford, last season’s play-off finalists, in their League One opener on Saturday. McCall anticipates a tough night against Michael Appleton’s men.

“Lincoln have started well. They got a good result at the weekend to go with winning at Crewe in the cup.

“They’ve had a decent start but we’re also happy with the start we’ve had. We’ve had three games unbeaten and we’ll look positively towards tomorrow night.”

Levi Sutton misses the third of his four-game suspension. Youngster Connor Shanks was hoping to return to training today after taking a whack against Doncaster in the EFL Trophy.