Adam Lakeland wants his King’s Lynn Town side to take the next step and turn draws into wins.

The Linnets head to fifth-placed Alfreton this weekend having been out of action for a fortnight, during which time they slipped back into the National League North relegation zone. Their brief dalliance with safety came after the 2-1 win at fellow strugglers Gloucester, but Lakeland sees sign of resistance.

As well as that win, they picked up points from three draws, with the humbling home loss to his former club Curzon rattling the recent form.

But for a team in the drop zone, that run is equivalent to some green shoots – and the Lynn boss wants his players to make the most of the mini wave they have been able to ride.

“I think off the back of obviously a good performance and a win at Gloucester, naturally, confidence levels are going to be a bit higher,” said Lakeland. “Morale has generally been good here anyway, regardless of results in the build-up to that game. I think that win just takes that little bit of an edge off and the players have, as I said, applied themselves well, they’ve trained really well the last couple of weeks, so we're looking forward to the Alfreton game.

“We obviously know that it's going to be difficult. It's never an easy place to go. They have a very unique way of playing and they're very, very good at it. And we've got to be ready to deal with that threat and if we can, then it's a winnable game, like all the others are.

“We've only lost one in our last five. I know we've obviously only won one in the last five, three draws and obviously the Curzon defeat in there, but I think we're showing on a regular basis that we've got character and we've got resilience and a togetherness about us and it's up to us now to turn some of those games that have been quite tight into three points more often than not.”