Boreham Wood host Lincoln City for the first time on Wednesday evening (kick-off 7.45pm) with the Imps in the National League play-off places first the first time this season on the back of three consecutive victories.

Victories at Torquay United and Aldershot Town, as well as a home win against Tranmere Rovers after being dumped out of the FA Cup at the hands of Whitehawk, mean Chris Moyses’ side could find themselves up in third spot, just three points behind leaders Cheltenham Town if they take full advantage of their game in hand.

In form City will be focusing on a return to the Football League where they have spent the majority of their history.

This is their fifth season at this level, their longest ever spell outside the top four divisions, in which time they have never managed to finish higher than 14th.

Wood, on the other hand, find themselves just two points above the drop zone with all the teams below having games in hand.

And Luke Garrard's side will be looking to convert their chances on Wednesday evening after having 17 shots in Saturday’s 1-0 loss at Altrincham without finding a way past Robins’ keeper Tim Deasy.

Altrincham, meanwhile, managed to convert one of their two efforts on target from just six shots.

This will be the return fixture between the two sides after the first resulted in a 3-1 defeat at Sincil Bank for the Wood.

Matty Whichelow, now on loan at Chelmsford City, gave Wood a half time lead that was cancelled out by a Matt Rhead penalty before the striker headed home his second from a corner which shouldn’t have been given two minutes before the end.

A third arrived when Alex Simmons netted in the 90th minute to leave Ian Allinson’s men stunned by the Imps’ late show.

Leading scorer Rhead now has 13 goals to his name this season in that game making this his most prolific season in front of goal since netting 14 times in all competitions for Eastwood Town during the 2010/11 campaign.

Meanwhile, Liam Hearn has notched on nine occasions as he looks to emulate the run of four consecutive seasons between 2008 and 2012 where he hit double figures for Alfreton Town and Grimsby Town, scoring 20, 19, 26 and 29 in the Conference North and Conference.

A new goalscoring threat has emerged recently in the shape of defender Luke Waterfall. Signed from Wrexham at the start of the season, he netted twice last Saturday in City’s 3-1 win at Torquay United, following on from his winning goal against Tranmere Rovers two weeks earlier.

Lincoln boast the National League’s fourth-best away form with half their points garnered away from Sincil Bank. They have won five of their last six league games on their travels.