King’s Lynn midfielder in bullish mood
King's Lynn midfielder Danny White insists the UCL Premier Division title contenders have the firepower to shock Conference Premier Tamworth in Saturday's FA Cup fourth qualifying round tie.
Town will be massive underdogs heading to The Lamb against a full-time side four levels higher in the non league pecking order, but White is confident Lynn's frontline can cause problems.
Jack Defty and Danny Beaumont are both in double figures already this season with plenty of support from the likes of Robbie Harris and Steve Spriggs.
'The front lads must be closing in on something like 30 goals already,' said White. 'We have players who can score, I think we will score and it's whether we can be strong at the other end. Jack is a handful at this level and for defenders three or four levels higher. He was a big player in the run when the previous club went all the way to the Oldham FA Cup game that year and he gave their defenders a tough game. Robbie is a predator, if something falls to him in the box he will get on the end of it and Danny has scored his fair share of goals from that wide left position and cutting inside.
'You hope maybe they underestimate us, they are not on it and we play the game of our lives. They are four levels higher, they are a full time club and they will be expected to go through, but the FA Cup doesn't always happen like that. We have good players in our squad who could and perhaps should play at a higher level and this is our chance to show that.'
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White has also been on the goal trail with the decisive late match-winner to edge out Stratford Town at The Walks in the previous round of the competition.
'Setch (Gary Setchell) actually pulled me to one side earlier in that game and said not to keep bombing on,' said the central midfielder. 'It's something he has wanted to work on for a number of games, to just sit there in the middle a bit more and keep our shape so we aren't vulnerable to conceding goals, but it was amazing to get forward and get on the end of the winner. It was a real team performance and it was nice to give something back to the fans who have been brilliant this season. They deserved a draw like this and we want to go and do ourselves justice.
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'There is no pressure on us. Every game in our league is like a cup final. We played Boston in midweek, who are 18th in the league - which is a false position in my eyes – ant they have given us two of the hardest games we have played this season. We have to cope with that every week when the expectation is on us. That isn't the case in this one. Tamworth's fans will expect to get through and that brings its own pressure.'