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King’s Lynn Town boss ready for crunch clash with Hereford

Ian Culverhouse insists his King's Lynn Town side will be ready for battle against Hereford this evening. Picture: Matthew Usher

Ian Culverhouse insists his King's Lynn Town side will be ready for battle against Hereford this evening. Picture: Matthew Usher

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King’s Lynn Town boss Ian Culverhouse admits his side’s crunch promotion clash at home to Hereford this evening “cannot come soon enough” (kick-off 7.45pm).

The second-placed Linnets maintained their title hopes with a 4-0 win at Hitchin Town at the weekend to keep them within a point of Kettering in top spot of the Evo-Stik Southern Premier. However, tonight’s opponents are arguably in pole position for automatic promotion with Hereford sitting just a point behind the Linnets with four games in hand.

King’s Lynn need a positive result this evening to maintain realistic title hopes and Culverhouse believes a big night could be on the cards at The Walks.

“It’s fair to say that Tuesday evening cannot come round soon enough,” said the former Norwich City coach. “I was very pleased with Saturday’s performance at Hitchin. We deserved that as on occasions of late we haven’t got the results our football has deserved. We took our chances well and controlled much of the game which isn’t easy when you go to Hitchin because they like to do things at a high tempo. We go into the Hereford game in good heart but my preparation will be as it always is for whoever we are playing.”

Hereford are unbeaten away from home in the league this season and Culverhouse admitted his side must guard against individual mistakes.

“Listen, they are a very good team as their record shows but then so are we,” he added. “As I always say it will be about us and what we do on the night.

“If we make a mistake somewhere on the pitch there is every chance that we will be punished for it and they will be saying the same. It’s all about creating things out there and taking a chance when it arrives.

“Both teams are blessed with some technically gifted players who can make things happen in an instance and it’s the performance of those kind of players who will ultimately decide who will collect the points on the evening.”

The reserves are also in action tomorrow night when they travel to Norwich United in the Norfolk Senior Cup quarter final which was postponed last Tuesday (7:45pm kick-off).

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