King’s Lynn boss looking to get best out of Leon Mettam

King's Lynn Town striker Leon Mettam.

King's Lynn Town striker Leon Mettam.

King's Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell admits he is still on the lookout for a striker to get the best out of Leon Mettam.

The summer signing struck late on to rescue a point at home to Cirencester on Saturday and is expected to lead the line again this evening at Leamington.

However, Setchell is likely to stick with a 4-5-1 formation with the former Worksop man up front on his own. The Linnets chief believes this is the best system to use for the team but doesn't necessarily play to Mettam's strengths.

'We are trying to find him a striker to play alongside him,' said Setchell. 'This system (4-5-1) suited the team, certainly away from home, perhaps at home, not so much.

'But to play that system you need every single player at it – you can't give the opposition any time on the ball.'


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Setchell cut a frustrated figure after his side's draw at the weekend and he admitted he didn't even celebrate Mettam's late equaliser such was his disappointment at his side's display.

But he hopes coming up against one of the division's leading lights in Leamington could bring the best out of his players.

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'They are a decent side. They will come on to us – I think the players think they get five points for beating a team in the top six and one point for beating anyone in the bottom six.

'We know we desperately need to get something out of the game. We will probably do the typical King's Lynn thing and go there and get something out of the game. That will make the performance against Cirencester even more frustrating.'

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