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‘Let’s not get excited’ – Huge win won’t change approach of Linnets caretaker duo

Robbie Back, left, and Neil Fryatt celebrate at the final whistle at Histon Picture: Ian Burt

Robbie Back, left, and Neil Fryatt celebrate at the final whistle at Histon Picture: Ian Burt

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Winning 7-0 in their first match will not change the approach of caretaker managers Robbie Back and Neil Fryatt at King’s Lynn Town.

The club stalwarts picked up the reins for Tuesday’s FA Cup first qualifying round replay at Histon following the dismissal of Simon Clark due to a poor start to the season.

Romping to a dominant victory over their lower-level opponents has injected fresh optimism into a squad which so narrowly missed out on promotion last season – but the caretaker duo are just focusing on the football.

“Not even thinking about it, me and Neil are both happy in our roles that we’re doing, let’s not get excited,” said club development manager Back. “Our focus is now on training Thursday and then away to Halesowen on Saturday.

“Me and Neil haven’t even talked about it. We’ll just keep trying to put in performances like that and winning football matches, for the football club and the supporters, that’s all that matters to us.”

He added: “Football is like a drug, when you win like that you just want more of it. Never say never but I’m not putting myself in the ring.”

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As much as the win has relieved some pressure, it is Southern Premier Division Central points which matter most after a slow start under former Charlton and Notts County coach Clark.

Saturday brings a trip to mid-table Halesowen, as Lynn look to improve on the four points picked up from six league games so far.

“We need to start climbing up that league table and if we put in a performance like that, with that effort, we’ll hopefully came away from Halesowen with something,” Back continued.

“We just need to go there and get a result, start like we did on Tuesday night – it’s just confidence. These are very, very good players. The performances they’ve been putting in, they know they have not been good enough.

“The other night, yes we weren’t playing a step three team and fair play to Histon, I just thought we were on another level.

“It just goes to show with a bit of hard work and a bit of confidence you can put in a performance like that, we are a good football side.

“That’s nothing to do with me and Neil, it’s those players.”

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