Adam Lakeland looks to have plenty of options as King’s Lynn Town attempt to make it a magnificent seven unbeaten this weekend.

Lynn make the long trip north to 17th-placed Blyth Spartans on the back of a run which has seen them take 12 points from a possible 18.

Midweek results didn’t entirely go Lynn’s way, as they slipped from 18th to 20th – out of the drop zone on goal difference.

But the signs are looking much brighter and for striker Jonny Margetts – who hit two in the 3-1 home win over South Shields last weekend - it may be a case of ‘feed the GOAT and he will score’.

“To be fair to Jonny, he's probably had a bit of a frustrating time since he came to us because he's had a little issue with his ankle, so he missed a couple of weeks of training,” said Lakeland, whose team are unbeaten in their last five away games.

“We then had two weeks where we didn't have a game, so it's been a little bit stop start. Obviously we went a different way at Alfreton, just tactically we felt we needed to go in a slightly different way, and like any player he wants to play every game.

“But I felt today (against South Shields) was certainly a game where him and Owen (Devonport) together, and Ben (Stephens) playing in and around them, could cause their centre halves some issues and he obviously was in the right place to back Ben up for the first.

“His second goal was just a proper striker’s goal, and he'll probably be frustrated that he's not got the hat-trick because he had another couple of other moments where he got himself free and got shots off and didn't quite manage to put it past the keeper.

“But that's why we've brought him here because he will score goals. If we get the ball in the right areas enough, he will score goals.

“Probably the thing that pleased me the most of the front three was the work rate, the work ethic, because they play that narrow midfield and if you don't have your organisation right, they just play through the heart of the pitch and they hurt you because the strikers are good and they had a massive role to play for us in terms of just denying space in those central areas, making it difficult for them to play through us, giving that bit of protection to Cameron (Hargreaves) and George (Morrison) in the middle of the park.

“We brought them off to freshen it up, but they both worked the socks off, all three of them, as did the lads who came on the pitch so a good a good all-round group performance.”

Sub Quevin Castro added a late third to seal the points last weekend and there was also an excellent appearance off the bench by striker Bartosz Cybulski.

Lakeland expects Greg Taylor to return after missing that game through injury – but Sam Walker’s assured performance in the centre of defence suggests that is no big issue. Which leaves Walker able to join the midfielders’ list, along with Tommy Hughes and Gabriel Rogers.

All are starting XI quality, which means the bench is so much stronger, as Castro proved.

“He’s been great for us since he’s been here,” said Lakeland. “He’s probably another one who’d like to be playing more minutes than he is, but our form’s been good so the lads who maybe aren’t playing regularly, they can't say anything really because the lads who are playing pretty much week in, week out are getting results for us.

“It's important when you come on the pitch, your attitude and your application is right and he came on and obviously it's a great goal.”

Despite Lynn’s still precarious position, Lakeland has certainly steadied the ship with q squad he still believes can improve.

“There is good competition for places,” he said. “The lads who are currently in the team know that they’ve got to keep playing well if they want to keep the shirts and the lads that are behind them know that they have got to keep working hard and apply themselves properly to be ready to go if they are called upon.”