December 11 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, October 26, 2013
King’s Lynn have a tricky trip ahead of them on Saturday afternoon (3pm) as they take on Blyth Spartans – but tricky trips seem to suit Gary Setchell’s men down to the ground at the moment.
“There’s been a bit more pressure at The Walks for us,” said the Linnets boss. “When you’re away the opposition come out and have a go at you, and we’ve got the type of players who can hit teams on the break.
“Blyth are in the top six in the league and beat a top team last week 6-0 in the FA trophy. They’re in great form and we’ve got a mammoth task ahead of us. But we’ve gone to Ilkeston, Worksop, Barwell and won. We got a positive draw at Frickley. So our away form has been very good.
“We’ve got players who can hit teams on the break and that’s what we’ve done well away from home. We set up at home to FC United like it was away and we could’ve nicked it.
“Obviously we’d rather play at home because that’s our patch and it’s been kind to us over the last few years. But this year we’ve struggled a little bit in taking the game to the opposition and leaving ourselves open – as open as previous years but at this level we’ve been punished.”
That is understandable as Lynn continue to adapt to their step-three return. At the same time, Setchell isn’t planning on settling this season.
“It’s a huge step up but these are the games you want to be involved in, the teams we want to be pitching ourselves against,” Setchell added. “We’re holding our own. We are in the top 10 and we’ve got some games that we can grab points between now and Christmas. Once you get into the new year and if you’re still in the top 10, your season is still alive.
“We’re about five points off the top and five points off the relegation zone. That’s how tight the league is. We only look up and win on Saturday, we could be in the top six. Lose and we could be in the bottom eight.
“Hopefully we can maintain our away form, add some home wins and we’ll be in with a chance.”
Rob Duffy is available as Lynn look to bounce back from their FA Trophy exit to Cambridge City, while Dan Quigley continues to manage an ongoing ankle problem.
Meanwhile, Lynn have confirmed the signing of attacking midfielder Greg Mills on an initial one month loan. The 23-year-old Leicester-based player signs from Conference North club Barrow AFC, where he has made four outings this season.
His previous clubs include Derby County, Kidderminster Harriers, AFC Telford, Worcester City and Boston United.
But leading scorer Dan Jacob’s last Lynn game will be at Grantham on Tuesday as he relocates to Dubai.
Gary Setchell believes patience played a huge part in King’s Lynn Town’s thumping of Stafford Rangers.