King’s Lynn fringe men get big chance
King's Lynn joint boss Gary Setchell insists today's UCL League Cup tie against Daventry United at The Walks is a massive chance for the club's back up players to impress.
The Linnets management will rest some of their key personnel for league and cup battles ahead but Setchell is urging the likes of Robbie Harris and Scott Cubberley to grab their chance. Harris has plundered four goals in his last three cameos to keep the pressure on frontline duo Jack Defty and Steve Spriggs.
'All the substitutes have played their part, not just Robbie,' said Setchell. 'Cubbsy has come on in the last two games and done what we asked. Hopefully they can continue doing the business and that then gives me and Boony (Kevin Boon) a real headache. That is what we want. We don't want them to go on, play poorly and make our lives easy. To be honest, we have been lucky with injuries in that area. None of the forwards have taken a knock, touch wood, long may it continue. People will get chances and it's up to them to prove they want to be at the football club. Brady (Stone) will definitely start as well and we'll send one or two with the reserves so they can get 90 minutes. Really, it's about giving the fringe players some game time.'
Setchell wants Town to maintain their winning surge after the latest midweek comeback league win at Sleaford.
'We made a mistake, or half a mistake for their first goal, but I thought we played well and we won ugly if you like,' he said. 'Both myself and Kevin took a lot of satisfaction from seeing the boys roll their sleeves up and get a result at a tough place away from home. To be fair to Sleaford they hit the post a couple of times, the keeper made a couple of saves and it was a good match which we just came out the right side of. We know we can't blast teams away four and five every game, particularly away from home, and it might take 75, 80 minutes or even injury time before we can go on and get a winner.'
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Lynn will clinch a home tie against Irchester in the next round with victory today, but Setchell concedes progress in the Norfolk Senior Cup is a bigger priority alongside league and FA Vase success.
'We'll definitely be trying to win the Norfolk Senior Cup,' he said, ahead of a fourth round trip to Yarmouth next month. 'With the Norfolk FA putting the final on at Carrow Road that competition deserves us to put the best side out we can. It's not a lot of games when you go in at that stage and to get to Carrow Road would be a big night for the club, but that is a long way off. If our reserves can go well in the Junior Cup that would also be an unbelievable occasion for them.'
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