December 5 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, October 12, 2013
King’s Lynn Town midfielder Dan Quigley is a major doubt for this afternoon’s visit of FC United with an ankle injury.
The 23-year-old twisted his ankle in training this week and faces a late fitness test ahead of today’s Evo-Stik Premier Division clash.
Striker Rob Duffy is also a doubt as the Linnets look to manage the ankle injury he arrived at The Walks with when he signed for the club in August.
“Quigz has rolled his ankle and is a big doubt which is a blow for us but it just presents a chance for someone else to come in,” said Lynn boss Gary Setchell.
“We’ve just got to see how Rob Duffy is at this stage. He has been a bit sore with his ankle recently so we will wait and see on him.”
Setchell is looking forward to the visit of Karl Marginson’s side this afternoon after finally exorcising the demons that had undermined their form at The Walks recently when overcoming Whitby last weekend.
Tests don’t come any tougher in this division against one of the favourites for promotion but Setchell is backing his side to rise to the challenge.
He said: “They’re obviously a very good side but we’ve just got to focus on what we’re good at. I think we’ve been very good recently. Apart from the result I was really pleased with our performance against Marine. We played some really good football and got the ball down well.
“Against Whitby it was a great performance but we also got the result this time. You don’t beat teams like Worksop and Rushall if you are a bad side.”
Setchell admitted he is looking forward to pitting his wits against one of the leading lights of the division.
“When Manchester United go to Norwich City it is classed as their biggest game of the season whether they like it or not,” he added. “They generate the most interest in our league because they have had such a lot of success in a short period of time.
“They are a little bit of a glamour club at our level and that’s something they’ve had to contend with. It’s probably worked against them because every time they go away teams raise their game against them.
“I think the manager has done a great job there and everyone has been saying what a disappointing start they have had to the season but they are still only five points off the top. We’ve just got to focus on what we’re good at and not worry about them.”
FC United (of Manchester) is a community football outfit owned and democratically run by its members.
They shot to international fame in 2005 when Manchester United fans set up the club following Malcolm Glazer’s takeover of the Old Trafford giants which saddled them with a huge debt.
FC regularly attract crowds of more than 2,000 - several times the league average - and boast many on and off the field achievements including three consecutive promotions and a number of trophies. However, they have suffered play-off final heartache in each of the last three seasons – just like fellow Step Three club, Ryman Premier Division Lowestoft Town.
Gary Setchell believes patience played a huge part in King’s Lynn Town’s thumping of Stafford Rangers.