King’s Lynn aim to avoid FA Vase hangover
King's Lynn joint boss Kevin Boon is urging Town to stick together after the weekend's FA Vase heartbreak when they step up their UCL Premier Division title bid tonight against Yaxley at The Walks (7.45pm).
Lynn slumped 3-0 at Coalville in the semi-final, first leg but Boon is ruling out any league hangover with the Linnets needing maximum points to keep pace with St Neots.
The long time leaders face a potentially difficult trip to S&L Corby but are seven points clear of second-placed Town having played two games more after hammering Rothwell while Lynn were on cup duty.
'I don't think we will have a problem picking them up,' said Boon. 'We've spoken to one or two lads but they have had knockbacks before in their careers and it's how you respond. We lose as a team and we win as a team. That includes me, Setch (Gary Setchell) and all the staff.
'As managers we stand by our selections. If you look at the stats from that game, they had one corner and scored from it. We had eight and about 20 attempts on goal. Of course, we know there were individual mistakes that contributed to their goals and we need to try and cut those out.
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'We'll be looking to make a few changes and maybe the lads who get a game against Yaxley will think they are in with a shout of playing this weekend in the second leg.
'St Neots have a tricky one and I just sense they are struggling a little bit at the minute. I would have expected them to win by more at the weekend. Maybe bringing in one or two new players has just unsettled the lads that were there.'
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Midfielder Danny White is poised for a welcome return after missing Lynn's FA Vase date to continue his recovery from viral meningitis with a reserve run out. Defender Charlie Defty is unavailable and Boon revealed striker Dubi Ogbonna will not be considered.
'Dubi was ill last week. He had to get checked out at hospital and with what happened with Danny recently we felt it was best he go and play in the reserves at the weekend,' said Boon. 'For whatever reason he didn't turn up so for the foreseeable future he won't be involved until myself and Setch decide how we are going to handle that situation.
'Danny will be involved and more than likely start. We just felt Saturday's game maybe came a little too soon for him but even a 90% fit Danny White is pure quality. This will give myself and Setch a chance to see him with our own eyes because we had good reports. He scored for the reserves, he was linking up with the frontmen and he was showing that energy which we all know is part of his game. Charlie is unavailable but he will come back into consideration for this weekend.'