Cup successes turn King’s Lynn’s season into a marathon

King's Lynn's overworked players could be playing close on 60 games this season.

A full league campaign has been supplemented by good runs in the Norfolk Senior Cup and the FA Vase and co-manager Kevin Boon admits he has been keeping a close eye on players' progress.

Helping has been skipper Jack Defty who, he says, is leading by example.

'We are on top of them all the time, making sure they are looking after themselves,' said Boon.

'We all know what players can be like, they enjoy a pint every now and again.


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'But Jack has been great. He is training hard, he is in the gym trying to shed a little bit of weight.

'He really is setting an example as a captain with all the extra work he is putting in to look after his fitness and his body.

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'Some of these lads, if we go through the whole season and keep playing the way we are, they will play an average of 60 games each.

'But every one of them wants to put the shirt on so it will always be there and fatigue does set in a bit this time of the season.

'On Tuesday against S&L Corby, for the first 20 minutes we played fantastic football and their keeper had a 'worldy'.

'We should have been 6-0 up at half-time. But then fatigue sets in, the tiredness, a few little niggles.

'You just have to keep on top of the players and keep making them believe what can happen Saturday and Saturday week.'

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