Furious King’s Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell’s rant at ‘laziness’ during pre-season friendly

Gary Setchell. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Gary Setchell. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

Gary Setchell has fired a stark warning to King's Lynn Town's players: Work hard or face the consequences.

Even though it's pre-season, and his side came back from 4-2 down to win 5-4 at St Neots Town on Tuesday, the Linnets boss was still furious with some players' lacklustre displays.

He brandished a few of his men's efforts as 'despicable' and insisted he would not stand for it – even in friendly action.

'I was angry at half-time and I was still angry after the game because players have got to realise you've got to be hungry,' said Setchell.

'Some of my players first half were despicable. When we didn't have the ball, we tried to play 4-4-2 and match them up, we got a lesson.


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'Hard work costs nothing and we didn't work hard enough. It's not a social gathering to turn up with your mates. You come to football to work.

'Players will pick the team, not me. What they do in the next three friendlies will pick the team (for first league game at Nantwich). I'll just write the names on the sheet. My 11 hungriest players will play on August 17. Simple as that. A hungry player will always beat a good player.'

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