King’s Lynn joint boss Boon - We need fan power
King's Lynn joint boss Kevin Boon yesterday urged Town's huge fanbase to turn up the volume to help pull off a memorable FA Vase semi-final, second leg comeback against Coalville this weekend at The Walks.
Lynn will be backed by their biggest crowd since the club was launched last year and Boon wants an estimated 2,000-strong support to play their part in overturning a 3-0 deficit.
'I want to hear the floorboards rattling and if we get that I think the goals will come,' he said. 'Let's get the volume turned right up and give Coalville something to think about.
'We need the fans more than ever to get behind the lads. Let's be positive about these things. What are we are The Walks this season? I think it's up to 18 or 19 wins and no defeats.
'If that doesn't give players and fans confidence then nothing should do. Coalville might have handled it better than us in the first game but with our crowd at them I think they should fear coming to The Walks. If it was a league game we would expect to go out, play well and score goals and our record shows we are capable of scoring three or four.'
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Boon admits dealing with the tense occasion is part of the battle.
'There will be a few nerves about on both sides but we have to get at them from the off and put them under pressure,' he said. 'The supporters were really involved during the last two home FA Vase games and I don't think it's a coincidence we managed to get past two very good sides. We played really well against St Neots and deserved to win and showed our battling qualities in the last round. We need them to perform and we need to perform as a group of players and management.
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'With 2,000, maybe more, in the ground I think this is an intimidating place to come for opposition players. The players know what they have to do and if we can just get that first one I think a second and third goal would follow.'
Boon and fellow boss Gary Setchell spoke candidly with Town's young squad in midweek.
'We had a long chat with the players on Tuesday and they know what we have to do,' he said. 'We decided to give them Thursday night off now and go back a little bit to what worked for us earlier in the season.
'They will be fresher for it when they all report on Saturday. The fact still remains they are potentially only 90 minutes away from Wembley and I honestly believe we can still achieve that.'
• The club's ticket office will be open today from 5pm until 7pm for home supporters who want to purchase tickets and from 12:30pm on match day with gates open from 1pm.