King’s Lynn ready for action
King's Lynn joint boss Kevin Boon is looking forward to a Norfolk Senior Cup blow out at Yarmouth tonight after a three week weather break from competitive action. (7.45pm)
The Linnets will be forced to blood some of their young talent with Steve Spriggs and Brady Stone both struggling with knocks. Midfielder Luke Thurlbourne is suspended whilst recent signing Ross Watson is ineligible and the club is still awaiting international clearance for striker Chris Bacon.
'We are looking forward to it and we'll try to go there and try to win the game,' said Boon. 'It's given an opportunity for three or four of our youngsters who will be in the squad. We are desperate to play, but it's the same for everybody. We tried to get a game on last Saturday at home but it was too short notice. Of course it's a worry for me and Setch (Gary Setchell) but it's not like we haven't trained.
'In fact, we haven't missed a session and they have trained very hard during this period. The lads are fit so I just think it's a case of getting the cobwebs off. We're still trying to obtain international clearance for Chris. We've been in constant touch with the FA here and Chris has been onto his Australian club to see if he can make it happen. At this stage it might be a case of waiting for a set amount of time to elapse and then he automatically becomes eligible, which would be the Christmas period as I understand it.'
Yarmouth skipper Craig Roberts is poised to play his final game for the club before moving south to start a new job.
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'I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a Bloater,' he said. 'To be given the role of captaining the side on their return to the Premier Division has been a massive honour for me, I just hope that I have been able to repay some of the faith that Tongy (Paul Tong) has shown in me.'
Tong admitted his influential centre back will be tough to replace.
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'Robbo has been not only an excellent player but also a quality person and clubman. who leads by example both on and off the pitch,' he said. 'He played a significant part in the club getting back to the Premier Division and we all owe him our thanks for that. We wish him every success in his move down to London.'
Meanwhile, Ridgeons Premier Division title contenders Wroxham bid to bounce back from their FA Vase disappointment when they host Anglian Combination Premier Division leaders Cromer Town at Trafford Park. (7.45pm)
David Batch's side were beaten by St Ives in extra time at the weekend but will set up a home tie against the winners of Yarmouth and King's Lynn if they can edge past their lower league opponents.