FOREST Green midfielder Dayle Grubb believes Saturday's opponents Lincoln City will be amongst the promotion places come the end of the season.

The Imps sit top of Sky Bet League Two but have not won any of their last three league matches.

Lincoln did the double over Forest Green last season and Grubb feels they are one of the strongest teams in the division despite recent results.

"I think Lincoln will be up there come the end of the season," said Grubb. "They've had a good start and have got a very good squad which they added well to in the summer but we relish these sort of games.

"Every team will have a few games where they don't get results, no one is going to blitz through the league but we're more focused on ourselves and what we've been doing so if we can take care of what we do then hopefully a result can come."

Rovers have a decent record against the league's better teams so far this season. Of the current top seven, they've beaten Exeter City and Tranmere Rovers while also picking up draws against Newport County and MK Dons.

Grubb is relishing the challenge to come at Sincil Bank on Saturday. The 27-year-old says the players enjoy the bigger games and feels they can often bring the best out of the team.

"I think sub consciously you may put more into these games but we don't fear anyone," he explained. "We relish the opportunity to play the teams at the top and whoever's in front of us were confident we can get a result so hopefully we can do that again Saturday."

Forest Green are currently sixth in League Two and a win could see them move into the automatic promotion places. Grubb feels the result at Exeter was a bit of a statement but he isn't too worried about how people on the outside perceive the club's potential this season.

"We've got a lot of belief that we can achieve something," he said. "Maybe people from the outside aren't too sure but picking up a win away at Exeter will look good from the outside so if we can get a result at Lincoln people will take notice.

"We're confident we can have a successful season so if we can get a positive result people will have the same sort of opinion."