King’s Lynn joint boss Boon - Let’s cash in
King's Lynn joint boss Kevin Boon is demanding Town turn up the heat in the UCL Premier Division title race on Tuesday at Yaxley (7.45pm).
Long time leaders St Neots scrambled a draw at the weekend with Lynn on League Cup duty and host second-placed Newport Pagnell the same night in a top-of-the-table clash.
Boon is looking to close the gap at the summit with the Linnets returning to league action after a week of cup success.
'Hopefully we can get the three points and go from there so with the other two playing it could all change again,' he said. 'We have to concentrate on our game. We thought we could do a job at Cogenhoe and came unstuck so we need to start dealing with these Tuesday games.
'When we heard it was 3-1 to Blackstones at St Neots with a quarter of an hour to go I turned to Setch (Gary Setchell) and said I didn't want to know any more because I've been saying for a while there will be twists and turns. They've had a good run but since we beat them maybe it has sent a signal to the rest. They have got one or two injuries and maybe this is their little dip and we need to take full advantage.'
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Town's new teenage striker Dubi Ogbonna is included in the squad following his move from AFC Sudbury. The 19-year-old former Southend trainee has attracted interest from SPL giants Celtic and Aberdeen after scoring 24 goals for struggling Soham last season.
'He was a lad myself and Setch watched funnily enough last year when we were looking at another player,' said Boon. 'He is raw, only 19, and the likes of Aberdeen and Celtic have had a look at him.
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'He was at Soham last year after being released by Southend and in a bad side he scored 24 goals in step four football and he has 12 or 13 this year.
'We said at the time this lad had a bit of pace, strength and could go beyond the last defender and with Jack (Defty) and Bacs (Chris Bacon) carrying injuries we need somebody to come in and play alongside Robbie (Harris).
'Sudbury have done us a favour to waive the seven days and he is available. We had a meeting with Buster (Chapman) at the weekend, he was happy with it and so we went from there.'
Top scorer Defty (hip) and Bacon (knee) were due to see a specialist today – arranged personally by club chairman Chapman.
'Buster arranged to take both lads down to see the speedway specialist they use in Ipswich,' said Boon. 'He deals with getting riders back quickly from injury and that is a great gesture. Bacs is definitely out against Yaxley, but we'll make a last minute decision on Jack.'
Steve Spriggs (viral infection) is also absent from the Town squad.