December 13 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
King’s Lynn Town are back on the road again tonight – but Gary Setchell isn’t complaining.
The Linnets travelled nearly 500 miles on Saturday to face Blyth Spartans and will be making a relatively, by comparison, short trip to Grantham Town this evening. Yet with another 100-odd miles ahead of his troops, the Lynn boss is certain away days are helping his men make the right journey up the Evo-Stik Premier Division table.
Setchell, whose team sit seventh, said: “We are in great spirits. Saturday (3-1 win at Blyth) had a real last season feel about it.
“People might moan about long bus trips but it did us the world of good. We had about nine hours together and there were a lot of laughs and one or two beers on the way home. Things like that really help a squad pull together.”
Top goalscorer Dan Jacob will make his final appearance for The Walks club against the Gingerbreads before he moves to Dubai. Winger Steve Spriggs departed on Sunday. But Ryan Clarke and Jordan Yong could return to the fold after missing Saturday’s triumph.
“We’ve got players who can play dual positions so it’s like having a 22-man squad anyway,” said Setchell.
“Losing Spriggsy and DJ may have come as a shock but I knew for a month Dan was going. I didn’t want to announce it and have people hitting the panic button. I’m trying to bring in one or two. I was 80pc certain I was going to bring in a player yesterday but his team had a shock win in the FA Cup. Trying to get a player to leave ahead of a first-round tie is not going to happen.
“I’m working hard to make our couple of loans more permanent, but there’s lots of parties to deal with for that to happen. Guys, like Gary Mills and Jake Jones have given us absolutely everything, while Greg (Mills) showed us what he can do in 20 minutes at the weekend. Our squad is hardly threadbare but I know bringing in one or two would make everyone sleep that little bit easier.”
Gary Setchell believes patience played a huge part in King’s Lynn Town’s thumping of Stafford Rangers.