King’s Lynn boss Boon dismisses Boston link

King's Lynn joint boss Kevin Boon today distanced himself and Gary Setchell from recent speculation linking the pair with a move to Blue Square North club Boston United.

The Linnets' managerial double act guided Town to the FA Vase semi-finals and a Norfolk Senior Cup final next month alongside a concerted UCL Premier Division title tilt this season.

Lynn host Long Buckby on Tuesday night knowing if they win their remaining league games – including a potential title shoot out against St Neots this weekend – the club will be promoted to step four.

The third-placed Pilgrims are well in the hunt for a Conference North play-off spot under caretaker coach Jason Lee and defender Lee Canoville. The duo was placed in charge at York Street until the end of the current campaign after Paul Hurst and Rob Scott resigned in March to join Blue Square Premier neighbours Grimsby.

Boon insisted on Monday lunchtime his only focus is helping the Linnets clinch some silverware in their inaugural campaign.

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'I did hear those rumours but all myself and Setch are concerned with is trying to bring success to this club,' he said. 'At this moment in time nothing has changed for the pair of us. In football, you don't know what is likely to happen just around the corner – never mind next season. I'm enjoying the job here and we will continue to try and do the best for King's Lynn and work hard to achieve something after a marvellous season for the club.'

Setchell is also desperate to guide his hometown club to a maiden league title.

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'If we win seven games we win the championship which would be a magnificent achievement,' he said. 'I think if the season was to finish now people connected with the football club would be reasonably happy to see how far we have come and the players we have got at the club.

'Just looke back to some of the football we have played and the big games we have been involved in. I think if you evaluate it we've had a reasonable season but a little bit of silverware with a league title at the end of it would top it all off.'

Setchell won silverware as a player for the previous incarnation at The Walks and would love to complete a personal double.

'I think as a player you probably get more satisfaction than a manager,' he said. 'The highs aren't quite as high and the lows are ten times worst. You seem to take it a lot more personally. You get highs as a manager, but there is always the next game to think about.

'After the first leg of the FA Vase semi-final it was tough because we didn't do ourselves any justice. Maybe you can look at it and people question if there was an error in team selection. You doubt yourself as a manager and whether you could have done it differently but them you look back at the St Neots tie when we moved Luke Thurlbourne to right-back and it worked for us and it shows how thin the dividing line is. People will moan and groan but there is no-one more hurt than the managers.'

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