Adam Lakeland is looking forward to clearing out the treatment room at King’s Lynn Town and adding some much-needed punch to his attack.

The Linnets head to leaders Tamworth on Saturday, on the back of an FA Trophy exit at Stourbridge a week ago and the 2-0 midweek loss at Scarborough, which pushed them back into the National League North relegation zone.

Lakeland has still not seen his team keep a clean sheet during his 11-game tenure at the helm – but the midweek defeat was noticeable for a lack of firepower.

Just seven goals have been scored in 10 away games – six of them in six away trips since Lakeland came in – while Tamworth have conceded just six in 10 games at The Lamb this season.

However, Lynn have Jordan Ponticelli – who has missed the last 10 games - Josh Barrett – out for the last seven - and Tommy Hughes - who hasn’t featured for almost three months - waiting to return, quite possibly in that order, and Lakeland will see them as scorers and suppliers, as well as players who will strengthen his options from the bench.

“I think it's fair to say we're not scoring,” said Lakeland told official club channels after the Scarborough defeat. “But we've got some real big players missing at the top end of the pitch, like Jordan Ponticelli and Josh Barrett to come back.

“They're going to improve most teams and the lads who have been playing, we've pretty much been using the same players and they've been performing well in the main for us and some of them lads are young lads.

“We do need to get some of those bodies back on the pitch as quickly as we can and once we do, we'll be fine.”

Tamworth have been beaten three times at home this season – by closest rivals Scunthorpe, Alfreton, currently sixth, and 16th-placed Banbury – and Lakeland knows exactly what to expect.

“We’ll obviously do our own homework on Tamworth,” he said. “I saw them play early on in the season. They’re obviously a side that's come up with a lot of momentum. Very difficult and hostile place to go, another artificial pitch, so it's going to be tough. Let's see how our lads are -  one or two have come off with bangs so we'll just have to address where we are and do our prep as usual and be ready to go, which I'm sure we will be.

“You can't be too down when you lose and you can't be too high when you win.”