By GAVIN CANEY, Sports Reporter
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
King’s Lynn Town travel to Hucknall Town in high spirits tonight ahead of their first away match in the Evo-Stik Division One South.
Gary Setchell’s side won their opening game at Step Four of the non-league ladder on Saturday when they beat Chasetown 1-0 at The Walks. And the Linnets boss believes the belief, and enjoyment from playing at a higher level, will help his side ahead of their match in Nottingham this evening.
Setchell said: “We are looking forward to every game in this league and the lads enjoyed their hard-fought win on Saturday.
“We’re going to have another 40 or so tough games so we’ll be looking to build on our decent start. Every other team in the country played in red-hot weather on Saturday so that shouldn’t play a part.
“It’ll just be about what teams looked after themselves after playing and I know our lads would have looked after themselves so we’ll be trying to go and get something from the game.”
The Linnets will take the same 16 to Hucknall who were involved on Saturday with defender Stuart Wall (knee) and Lithuanian back-up keeper Jonas Sarycevas – waiting for international clearance – still unavailable.
Steve Spriggs’ electric performance from the bench may have done enough to force his name into Setchell’s starting XI, although he may be used as an impact sub again.
The Lynn boss said: “Spriggsy’s got a great chance of playing and gave me the type of reaction I was looking for at the weekend.
“There’s no time for sulking and he got his head down and played really well when he came on.
“Sometimes you need all 14 players to do their job to win a match and that’s what we had at the weekend.”
Hucknall, who finished 11th last season, will be looking for their first win of the campaign after drawing their opener 1-1 at Newcastle Town on Saturday. A 90th-minute equaliser from Corey Nightingale secured their point.