Fryatt set to make King’s Lynn Town comeback at Stocksbridge Park Steels

Lynn's Ryan Fryatt, right, in action for the Linnets earlier this term against Chorley. Picture: Ian Burt Lynn's Ryan Fryatt, right, in action for the Linnets earlier this term against Chorley. Picture: Ian Burt

Saturday, April 19, 2014
8:30 AM

Defender Ryan Fryatt is finally ready to make his first King’s Lynn Town appearance for six weeks.

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The 20-year-old centre back has been sidelined – through a mixture of injury and suspension – after damaging his knee during the Linnets’ 3-2 Norfolk Senior Cup semi-final loss at Wroxham during the first week of March.

But boss Gary Setchell has confirmed that the contracted youngster is fit and eligible to return to Lynn’s squad for their trip to Stocksbridge Park Steels this afternoon.

Lynn’s boss said: “It is a boost. He will feature at some point in the next two games, most of them will. Everyone will play their part with us having two games in three days (Stamford, home, Monday) over Easter.

“We’ve not got much to play for apart from pride but we’ll be trying to get two wins to try and make sure we finish the season on a high.”

Fryatt’s return means it’s just Ashley Timms (groin), loanee Gary Mills (knee), Chris Ward (reserves) and Jake Jones (banned) who are unavailable for today’s visit to the already-relegated Evo-Stik Premier Division outfit.

Steels drew a sensational game 3-3 at The Walks in August – which saw both sides score in added on time – but since them have struggled miserably. They have not won in 20 outings and their last 14 league games have resulted in defeat. SPS have not managed a clean sheet at their Bracken Moor Lane ground this season.

With little at stake there’s sure to be an end-of-season feel to proceedings and Setchell expects an entertaining fixture.

Lynn’s boss said: “We can really relax and play, a bit like we did against Stafford and Skelmersdale. Whitby (4-0 loss) was a bit of a nightmare but Stocksbridge will give the players a chance to relax, enjoy it and me to try one or two things out.

“We’ll try and get our best players on the ball in key areas and try and do our best to get a couple of positive results over Easter.”

Back-to-back promoted Lynn sit 11th and still harbour hopes of securing a top-half finish on their return to Step Three of the non-league ladder.

Elsewhere, the club’s promotion-chasing reserves will be looking to keep their sensational dreams of winning a fourth successive title alive at The Walks. The Peterborough Premier Division hopefuls host Pinchbeck United (2pm).

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