King’s Lynn skipper rules out complacency
King's Lynn captain Ross Watson rules out any complacency from the UCL Premier Division title favourites today at lowly Yaxley.
The Linnets picked up their third consecutive league victory in midweek after a hard-fought battle against Boston Town – but Watson has moved to dampen down early season optimism.
'We were 2-0 down at home to Yaxley last season and had to dig deep to win that game,' he said. 'Beating Boston is no good if you go out and drop points. To be 0-0 after 75 minutes against a good side and get two late goals underlines how well we have started the season. I hear some people saying can we go unbeaten through the course of the season, but I wouldn't get involved in that.
'We will have some difficult games for sure but I think the signings who have come in have added to the squad.
'With Cousi (Paul Cousins) what you see is what you get. He has that experience I think we lacked last season. Stuart Wall is a quiet lad but a very good player and Danny Beaumont is working so hard for the team and you know the goals will come.'
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Watson also believes the form of experienced midfielder Danny White has softened the blow of summer signing Callum Reed's decision to return to former club Wisbech.
'I know him personally away from the game and he is a good lad,' said Watson. 'He is young and he made a decision to go back to Wisbech and that is down to him. Of course you are going to miss a player of that quality in the squad but, to be fair, Luke Thurlbourne and Danny were in a team that ended up with 103 points last season and they have started this one well too.
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'Danny is an unsung hero. He has been around for a while – I can't believe he is only 27 or 28 but he was a big miss when he had his illness last season. He is healthy now, has put the weight back on and carried on from a good pre-season.'
Watson has replaced Jack Defty as skipper for a campaign everyone connected with Town hopes will end in league success after last season's near miss.
'It was an honour and a surprise to be asked,' he said. 'It came out of the blue but fair play to Jack he shook my hand and wished me all the best, which is a measure of the man. He is very professional in everything he does but to be fair I think we need leaders all over the pitch.
'I've always been a good talker and I enjoy the banter off the park as well so that isn't going to change. I said when I came from Stamford that I had no regrets and it has still been the best decision I could've made. King's Lynn is the biggest club in the area.'