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‘We need to be so much better’ – Culverhouse wants improvements as Lynn attempt to bounce back

Michael Clunan, left, misses King's Lynn's home clash with Slough through suspension. Picture Matthew Usher

Michael Clunan, left, misses King's Lynn's home clash with Slough through suspension. Picture Matthew Usher

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Ian Culverhouse is demanding an improvement from his King’s Lynn Town players against potential promotion rivals Slough Town.

The Linnets remain top of the Southern Premier Division, four points clear, despite a surprise 5-2 defeat at Farnborough last week.

The opportunity to bounce back quickly at struggling Gosport Borough was snatched away by the weather on Tuesday and Culverhouse is relishing today’s return to action at The Walks.

“We need to be so much better in all areas if we are to be successful and only 100 percent from everyone all over the park will do,” the Lynn boss stated. “We aren’t good enough to be carrying people, we all have to be on it week in, week out.”

Defeat at Farnborough brought an end to an eight-game unbeaten run and Tuesday’s postponement has brought Culverhouse fresh selection issues.

“I was disappointed that our game at Gosport was postponed because I wanted to get the lads back out and playing again as soon as possible,” he continued.

“Quite correctly we all felt it after a performance like that and the best way for me would have been to have gone out , got the win and erased the bad memories.

“However we couldn’t play and the other downside is that Michael Clunan will now have to sit the Slough match out with Ryan Fryatt, which limits my options greatly.”

Slough have played six games less than their hosts due to runs in the FA Cup and Trophy, sitting 13 points worse off in sixth place. They are without a win in five though, losing 4-0 to League One side Rochdale in the FA Cup second round before losing 4-2 to Bishop’s Stortford, also at home.

“I was in charge when we went there at the end of last season and they controlled that game (winning 3-0) from start to finish,” Culverhouse added, speaking to KLTown.co.uk. “We had a very young and inexperienced side out that afternoon but their management and organisation impressed me greatly, It looked a good little set up down there and you know after missing out in last season’s play-offs they will be very keen to go one better this year.

“They suffered a surprise defeat last weekend so I am expecting a very keenly fought match at ours on Saturday between two teams who have a lot to prove.”

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