King’s Lynn Town head to Scarborough Athletic on Tuesday night hoping to right a few wrongs after their FA Trophy exit at the weekend.

Victory would see the leapfrog their hosts in the National League North table and remain in the thick of a block of teams all within striking range of the Linnets.

But to do that they will need to be closer to reproducing last Tuesday’s efforts when they shocked league leaders Scunthorpe, rather than those at the weekend, when they went down 2-1 at Stourbridge. Lynn have very recent history of bouncing back – the Scunthorpe win followed an unlucky defeat at home to Spennymoor three days earlier.

“It's still early doors for our tenure and we are making a lot of improvements and we've ultimately got to bounce back now on Tuesday in what is probably an even more important game for us in the league, given obviously where we are at present,” said manager Adam Lakeland.

“It's just about resting and recovering now and reflecting on what we didn't do too well (at Stourbridge) and we'll be back in training and getting ready and preparing for that game.

“Obviously we lost last Saturday against Spennymoor and we were incredibly frustrated, but there's always a game around the corner and obviously we went and put things right and got three points on Tuesday and now the Scarborough game gives us the opportunity to bounce back from this disappointing result and that's what we'll go up to do.”

Lakeland is still relatively new to the Lynn job – the trip to Scarborough will be his 10th game in charge – and the improvement has been clear to see. Three new players have come in, but Lakeland may not be finished yet on the recruitment side.

“I think you're learning all the time in football and I think as a manager you're always looking at ways you can improve your squad and your team,” he said after the Stourbridge game.

“These lads in the main, they've done very well for me since we came in. I'm just disappointed that we've let our standard slip today because that frustrates me more than anything. I can accept losing some games of football if we've done everything that we've been asked of us and we've competed really well, just been beaten on the day by a team which was maybe better than us, or a well-worked set play, or a moment of magic from the opposition.

"But when you lose games and you don't feel like you were at it, as you've seen in the past, they're the ones that sting you the most as a manager.

“We're learning all the time and I do feel like we're improving all the time as well and I have no doubts that we'll continue to put points on the board and climb away from the position in the table that we're in.”