Home King’s Lynn Town debut will not faze Marc Goodfellow, according to Gary Setchell
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Winger Marc Goodfellow has been backed to impress King's Lynn Town fans again ahead of his home debut this afternoon.
The former Stoke City and Port Vale ace scored a fine free-kick during his first appearance for the Linnets at Worksop Town in midweek. And Lynn boss Gary Setchell admitted his latest recruit's performance was one of the many positives to come out of his side's heartbreaking penalty shoot-out exit in the League Cup on Wednesday evening.
The Lynn boss said: 'Let's get one thing straight, playing in front of 600-or-so people at The Walks is not going to be a problem for a player who has won the Conference with Burton Albion and played for clubs like Stoke and Port Vale.
'It's not going to faze him at all. He will be fine. He's got great experience, we have a very good player, who if we get the ball to will make things happen.'
The 32-year-old's finish looked to have won the game for Lynn only for Jordan Lemon's late strike to make it 3-3 and take a thrilling first-round tie into spot kicks.
Ryan Clarke blasted the vital eighth penalty over as the Linnets went out of the competition after losing the end-of-game decider 7-6.
Today, the Norfolk outfit will be looking to make it just one defeat in seven Evo-Stik Premier Division matches against Witton Albion.
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Goodfellow may keep his place in the starting line-up after an impressive first showing following his arrival from Gresley. And an upbeat Setchell is sure that whenever he is called upon, the wideman will show his qualities in front of his new supporters.
'What impressed me most was his work-rate, when he played for Gresley against us he was the laziest player on the pitch,' joked a jovial Setchell.
'He was up and down, up and down. His ability was there for everyone to see. He uses the ball very well. Nine times out of 10 he finds a yellow shirt.'