King’s Lynn aim to bounce back
King's Lynn joint boss Kevin Boon insists there will be no let up from the Linnets ahead of tonight's UCL Premier Division trip to Northampton Spencer (7.45pm).
Town's title hopes suffered a major blow with the weekend's 4-2 home defeat to champions-elect St Neots which left Lynn ten points adrift with only five games left. Boon is adamant Town must finish off their inaugural league campaign in a positive fashion.
'We still want to get to 100 points – that is a major target for us and if we do that and we finish second then so be it,' he said.
'There might be a glimmer of hope when the FA comes down to finalise the leagues at this level in the summer. There's something like ten step five leagues nationwide and not every club may either choose to go up or be able to go up.
'If there is a club that has finished on 100 points I doubt that has ever been achieved too many times before and not won a league – whatever level of football.
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'We have the stadium, the facilities and an average crowd up around the 900 mark so I think we could put a persuasive case together if there was a chance, however small.'
Boon held talks with joint boss Gary Setchell over the weekend to begin formulating plans for next season.
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'We sat down together after the St Neots game and there will definitely be players who leave the club over the summer and ones we will have to bring in,' he said.
'We will look at maybe one or two of the younger players over these next few games, but we still want to finish the season strong and carry it on. We then need to sit down with Buster (Chapman), chat about a few things, and set a budget for next season and from that we'll have a clear idea of what we can do.'
Boon admitted St Neots' spending power proved decisive over the run-in, with the long-time leaders able to recruit experienced Football League duo Gavin Strachan and Dominic Green.
'They went out and spent the money and that has proved to be crucial over this final period,' said Boon. 'I think what happened to them last season when Daventry pipped them to the title was a big lesson. They didn't want to go through that again and brought in lads who really shouldn't be playing at this level if you look at where they have come from.
'They scored at a crucial time in the game on Saturday and we didn't put our chances away – but they showed what a good team they are and the value of strengthening up a few weeks ago.'