Gary Setchell upbeat about King’s Lynn Town’s prospects ahead of Paulton Rovers clash

Lynn boss Gary Setchell. Picture: Ian Burt

Lynn boss Gary Setchell. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

King's Lynn Town aim to keep moving in an upwardly direction when Paulton Rovers arrive at The Walks.

The Linnets have impressed since being switched into the Southern League Premier Division but recorded only their second victory of the term at Cirencester last Saturday.

Now boss Gary Setchell wants that momentum to continue when they welcome a team who enjoyed a famous FA Cup run in 2009 which culminated in a glamour tie against Norwich City.

Lynn's boss said: 'Every player earned their pennies and I was a proud manager on Saturday.

'We've been under it. Had we lost it would have been one win from the first five. We've now got two from five. We should have had three from five.


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'We know we're in and about the league. We've beat Cambridge and Cirencester, who are up there, so we know we can mix it with the top-half teams.

'Saturday was a small step to where we want to go. But if we keep showing that desire we're not going to have any problems.

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'We put whatever we did wrong last Monday (a 2-0 loss to Hitchin) right at Cirencester. We know we're better than the start we've given ourselves.

'Even now, still, the Bideford one (1-0) is leaving a really bad taste in our mouth because those three points would have put us in and amongst it.

'We've got some catching up to do and we probably caught up a couple on Saturday.'

Former Dereham Town frontman Toby Hilliard made his debut off the bench during last weekend's 1-0 triumph – claimed by virtue of Michael Clunan's wonder strike from 40 yards. And Setchell feels the speedy forward has got plenty to offer in a blue and gold shirt in the weeks and months to come.

Lynn's boss, speaking to his club's YouTube channel, added: 'He's got what defenders hate hasn't he?

'Him and Jack Frohawk have both got that raw pace which kills teams.

'Toby's got that little bit more of a man's physique. He's developed a little bit more than Jack at the minute and he'll be a good acquisition for us.

'If you look at the football club we've got a young first team, most of it locally based, a reserve team that has four or five youth-teamers in there, and a youth team that had 183 people watching the other night (against Downham).

'We're trying to pull everything together.'

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