Cup draw is ideal motivation for Linnets

King's Lynn have the perfect incentive to despatch Billericay in tonight's FA Trophy second qualifying round replay after landing a plum home draw against Conference South pacesetters Eastbourne Borough.

King's Lynn have the perfect incentive to despatch Billericay in tonight's FA Trophy second qualifying round replay after landing a plum home draw against Conference South pacesetters Eastbourne Borough.

Keith Webb's men will tackle the unbeaten Blue Square South league leaders at The Walks on November 24 - but the Linnets' chief is only focused on the job in hand.

"We need to take care of business first," he said. "It's certainly a nice tie to look forward too - one the players could enjoy - but we need to get our house in order. Billericay's front two were a handful so we need to try and cut the supply, take the game to them and if we get the first goal try and push on. What I'd like to see is us passing the ball better."

Webb remains in bullish mood ahead of a testing trip to the Ryman Premier outfit, despite Lynn's patchy recent form.

"There's no question this squad is good enough," he insisted. "I can't fault the players' attitude or work rate - they are certainly not cheating anyone.

"The boys don't need it spelling out - everything here is geared towards promotion and that brings with it expectation. What I want now is for the lads not to be afraid to make mistakes in games. If they try something and it doesn't come off then fair enough.

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"Some people are saying we are not far off getting well beat by someone but I look at it the other way in that we might not be that far from giving someone a beating.

"I was watching a DVD about Sven Goran Erikkson when he took over as England manager and he talked about finding this fear of failure among the players - it's up to Lee (Glover) and myself to try and relax them because sooner or later we will click."

Skipper Mark Warren (calf) undergoes a late fitness test at the New Lodge. Danny Bloomfield (ankle) has been passed fit but Joe Francis (knock), John Turner (calf) and Craig Fleming (ankle) are ruled out.

"Hopefully Craig will be fit for our league game next week," said Webb. "We've got Charlie Defty and Greg Crane to come in and we'll also have a couple of the younger lads with us. Joe and John will travel but I don't expect them to be actively involved."

Meanwhile, Lynn chairman Ken Bobbins revealed the club is prepared to wait to bring in Conference-level additions. Bobbins confirmed he is still tracking a Blue Square Premier midfielder.

"It's very much alive," he said. "The situation is ongoing and there is another lad we are looking at as well. What you tend to find is the really big-cost players start to become available early next month when clubs who have perhaps pushed out the boat in the summer realise things are not quite happening and need to offload players. I feel we need a dominant midfielder but there isn't any urgency - we don't play again in the league for another week."

King's Lynn (from): Howie, West, Chapman, Warren, Crane, C Defty, Camm, Frew, Mulryne, Carey, Bloomfield, Nolan, J Defty, Fisk, Murray, Spriggs.