Boon - King’s Lynn will bounce back

King's Lynn joint boss Kevin Boon insists Town will emerge stronger from their league and cup disappointments.

Lynn were hammered 4-1 in Friday's delayed Norfolk Senior Cup final against Dereham at Carrow Road to finish the club's inaugural campaign without any silverware. The Linnets also reached the FA Vase semi-finals and chased St Neots all the way in the UCL Premier Division - but had to settle for runners-up spot on 103 points and a plus 96 goal difference.

Boon and joint boss Gary Setchell are now scheduled to meet club owner Buster Chapman this week to discuss plans for promotion to step four next season.

'The work to take the club forward is well underway,' said Boon. 'We've obviously identified players we think can help improve us but until we know exactly what the situation is with the budget we just have to wait. In an ideal world you would hope to have a break for two or three weeks but look to bring in the new lads by the first week of June. Then we have the group we want and can work with them during pre-season. Of course, in football you can't legislate for other clubs coming in and making offers to the same players. That is the way of the world.'

Boon had no complaints at a weakened Town's Norfolk Senior Cup defeat.


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'Good luck to Dereham. They were far more clinical than us on the night and deserved to win,' he said. 'Shaun Marshall made two unbelievable saves and he told me afterwards there was another one he got a faint touch to down at his near post. We played badly but we still created just as many chances as Dereham, if not more. It just seemed that every time we pushed forward and put some pressure on they hit us and scored.

'Everyone knows it wasn't our strongest side. We hadn't played that back four in the previous 40 weeks. We had two teenagers in the side who, don't get me wrong, will be good players and that sort of occasion will be great for their development, but we had two lads alongside them in Macca (Martin McNeil) and Bully (Dan Buhlemann) who are quiet lads on the pitch. It was obvious that understanding wasn't quite right.'

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