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King’s Lynn boss Culverhouse refuses to look any further than a trip to Canaries

PUBLISHED: 09:19 27 January 2018 | UPDATED: 09:19 27 January 2018

Action from King's Lynn's home win over this weekend's opponents Hitchin, back in October. Picture: Ian Burt

Action from King's Lynn's home win over this weekend's opponents Hitchin, back in October. Picture: Ian Burt

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Ian Culverhouse comes up against the Canaries - of the Hitchin Town variety – this afternoon as King’s Lynn Town look to return to the top of the table.

Craig Parker skips a tackle against Hitchin back in October. Picture: Ian Burt Craig Parker skips a tackle against Hitchin back in October. Picture: Ian Burt

It’s a position they surrendered to Kettering Town a week ago when a late Weymouth goal saw two points dropped at The Walks.

Four points separates the top four: behind Lynn are Hereford, their visitors on Tuesday, and Weymouth, so every point is a prisoner.

While Hereford will be this month’s star attraction, it’s very much first things first for Culverhouse, who bristles at the very thought of breaking the football mantra “one game at a time”.

Hitchin are 11th in the table, and, like many of Lynn’s recent opponents, have a good home record – ensuring anything but an easy ride for the Linnets.

“It’s another extremely difficult away task for us,” Culverhouse told the club’s official website.

“It will be a tough, physical game for sure, if it’s anything like when they came to our place earlier in the season.

“We worked very hard that evening for the 2-0 win and we will need more of the same on Saturday if we are to get something from the game.

“We put in a good shift at Frome two weeks back and secured a valuable point and I expect – and in fact demand – another performance of similar standards at Hitchin. You have to be at it for every game, week in, week out in this league.

“Many of the teams are very competitive and have it in their locker to churn out a surprise result every now and then.

“Weymouth got caught with their trousers down on Tuesday (a 2-1 defeat at Dunstable) and there will be more surprises between now and April.

“I want to make sure we are not amongst many of them and to be doing that I will not be looking any further ahead than the next game.

“Next Tuesday evening will look after itself and I think a few people – not the players I hasten to add - have lost sight that we have an important job to do this weekend.

“Once that is done we move on to another challenge. It’s the ethic I have and always will use at the club.”

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