Talking to the BBC Preece said:
"We'll need to be at our best, at least as good as we were against Charlton,"
The Vic's beat the league one side by one goal to nil three weeks ago to set up todays tie.
"Nine times out of 10 you would say Lincoln would beat us, but there's always a chance that on that given day everything goes right for us and if that happens we can win, so we will go into the game with belief."
Belief is perhaps more than the 700+ travelling Imps will have today after watching their side fail to win a league game in November. Indeed the only win came away at Telford in the FA Cup.
However todays money spinning clash will be a much needed boost to Chris Suttons funds in the January transfer window, and a win could give the players a confidence boost.