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Ian Culverhouse happy to keep his King’s Lynn side busy

PUBLISHED: 17:46 24 November 2017 | UPDATED: 17:46 24 November 2017

Michael Clunan was on target against Kings Langley earlier in the season and will be hoping for a repeat this weekend. Picture Matthew Usher.

Michael Clunan was on target against Kings Langley earlier in the season and will be hoping for a repeat this weekend. Picture Matthew Usher.

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There’s nothing worse for a football team on a roll to have their momentum interrupted by a blank weekend.

King's Lynn Town boss Ian Culverhouse. Picture Matthew Usher. King's Lynn Town boss Ian Culverhouse. Picture Matthew Usher.

It’s why King’s Lynn Town boss Ian Culverhouse is grateful for some co-operation that sees the league leaders head to Kings Langley.

Lynn were originally due to have played Hereford United at The Walks, in what would have been a crunch first against second clash, but the Bulls are on FA Trophy duty at Oxford City.

“I’m pleased as to how the situation has worked out really,” admitted Culverhouse.

“As soon as we found out the Hereford game was off I spoke with our secretary and we got something sorted.

“It wasn’t easy as there were few options open to us so I am grateful to Kings Langley for agreeing the switch of date.

“I am very keen to continue the recent momentum we have achieved and see how we push on from there.”

Lynn won 2-1 at Basingstoke, a side with a formidable home record, a week ago, and Culverhouse expects a similarly tough test at Kings Langley who, sitting fourth from bottom, are desperate for points.

“One thing I do know is that we will need all of the fight and mental toughness we showed last weekend at Basingstoke to pick up a result on Saturday,” said the Linnets boss.

“They gave us a scare at our place in October and I do not want any repeat of that this time around.

“I felt we were very solid last weekend at Basingstoke, We showed an awful lot of fight and resilience to get the job done and return with maximum points.

“I told the lads afterwards to expect a lot more of those type of games between now and the end of the season, There is still lots of work to do and we all must ensure our work ethic and commitment remain at a high level.”

It’s an opportunity for Lynn to claim their second league double of the season, having beaten Kings Langley 3-2 back in October thanks to goals from Tom Siddons (2) and Michael Clunan.

A win would move Lynn seven points clear of Hereford. Third-placed Slough Town are also in FA Trophy action, at Hendon, while Weymouth, in fourth, six points off the top, have a league game at home to Biggleswade.

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