King’s Lynn braced for Boston test

King's Lynn joint boss Gary Setchell warns Boston Town will pose a stiff test of the Linnets UCL title credentials on Tuesday night at The Walks. (7.45pm)

Lynn look for a swift league double after a hard fought win in the opening win of the campaign at their cross-border rivals but Setchell insists the Lincolnshire visitors deserve plenty of respect.

'It's the hardest home game of the season for me,' he said. 'They have goals in them, they are well organised and we had a tough old job to break them down at their place. Even when they went down to ten men it wasn't easy and if you look at the table that is the only game they have lost so far this season.

'They come to us just four points behind with a game in hand so if they win at our place then they will feel they are right in the mix. St Neots are scoring for fun at the moment but it doesn't matter how many they get – its still only three points for a win. I think they go to Irchester and if they win by seven or eight there then I think that will send out a big message. I was delighted with how we ground it out against St Ives. A lot has been made of defensive mistakes recently but apart from one save I don't think Pedro (Alex Street) was too busy. They put us under pressure but once we got our noses in front went on again and that was pleasing after what happened at Deeping.'

Skipper Jack Defty (back) will undergo a late fitness after his early exit in Saturday's 4-1 win. Scott Cubberley returns to the squad but Setchell confirmed midfielder Ross Kelly has now left the club.

'He has applied for a visa and is possibly looking to play over in Australia,' said Setchell. 'Ross was straight down the line with us and came and told us the situation. We shook hands and we wish him all the best. He is a very good player but, by his own admission, he would probably admit the UCL is not the best style of football for him. Scott gives us another option which is good with Jack's situation.

'He just felt something go in his lower back, maybe a trapped nerve when he landed awkwardly, but he is hopeful. Brady (Stone) will train before this game and if he comes through that okay he will look to play with the reserves this weekend as we don't have a game.'

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