Bobbins warning for Taylor
King's Lynn chairman Ken Bobbins yesterday issued a hands off warning to new Boston United manager Tommy Taylor.Bobbins insisted Lynn will resist any potential raids on Keith Webb's playing squad after the former Linnets' chief was confirmed as boss of the Blue Square North crisis club.
By PADDY DAVITT
King's Lynn chairman Ken Bobbins yesterday issued a hands off warning to new Boston United manager Tommy Taylor.
Bobbins insisted Lynn will resist any potential raids on Keith Webb's playing squad after the former Linnets' chief was confirmed as boss of the Blue Square North crisis club.
“I've left him a message wishing him all the best and telling him to leave our players alone,” said Bobbins, after Taylor resigned from his scouting post at Peterborough. “It has to be a slight concern, but in saying that we have quite a few under contract so I don't think they are in a position to pay out money. All the boys who came back for pre-season have signed forms and are committed to us.
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“I wouldn't see any attraction in moving to Boston. The two clubs are heading in completely the opposite direction. We are going forward and with the best will in the world they have stalled and moved backwards.
“Tommy proved what he was capable of here with us and the club wish him all the best. His experience will be vital. They only have three players under contract and two of those I believe have indicated they wish to leave. That is a very competitive league. Droylsden spent an awful lot of money to get out last year.”
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Bobbins revealed Lynn's own summer spending is poised to step up another gear. Lynn could include two midfield triallists in today's opening pre-season game at Mildenhall. Webb and his assistant Lee Glover are also tracking a football league target.
“We are in talks with a guy who played six times for Nottingham Forest last season,” said Bobbins. “Lee knows him through his Forest contacts. If the two midfield triallists don't play this weekend then they're likely to feature against Norwich.
“The club is far from finished yet. I'm personally sick of going to those end of season functions and seeing us pick up no trophies. The board want to be winners, not also rans. I think the club was maybe one or two players short from really having a crack last year.”
The Southern League have also accepted Lynn's request to play the opening month of the new season away from home due to the club's delayed Main Stand revamp.
“We will play all our matches away up to and including September 9,” confirmed Bobbins. “I really don't think it will be a hindrance to us at all. We have a highly motivated squad who want to win things and we know how important a good start is. If anything that could work to our advantage because we'll have a lot more home games to play later in the season.”