King’s Lynn Town aim to take out frustrations on Poole

Action from King's Lynn Town v Stamford at The Walks - Lynn Manager Gary Stechell. Picture: Matthew

Action from King's Lynn Town v Stamford at The Walks - Lynn Manager Gary Stechell. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

Gary Stechell is hoping to see his side take out their recent frustrations on high-flying Poole Town this afternoon.

The Linnets were frustrated to lose 2-1 after a decent performance on Bank Holiday Monday but Setchell felt his players displayed plenty of the true qualities.

'We played some nice stuff (at Kettering) and I'm pleased we're back to knocking the ball around because we did do that very well at times and got the ball into good wide areas and put some good balls into the box,' the Lynn boss said.

'But we just need that little bit of – I'm not going to say luck because you earn your own luck in football – but you just need someone to stand up and be counted and put in a match-winning performance for us or have that critical moment with the goal or set someone in for us.

'We've got players with a lot of ability and we've shown signs of a lot of heart and desire but we just need people to stand up and be counted at key moments of the game – and when your chances come, you need to take them.

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'When the ball comes into our box people have got to be on their heels and switched on to stop the other team from scoring.

'If we're better in both boxes we'll be absolutely fine but at the moment it's tough. I'm frustrated, angry, upset, all of them words, that's what I am.

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'But frustrated is probably the one that is most key because I feel we should be doing better than what we are.'

Poole will arrive will plenty of confidence however, after winning four and drawing two of the seven matches so far, following a 5-0 home win against struggling Frome Town on Monday.

The third-placed Doplhins are without influential centre-back pairing Michael Walker and Jamie Whisken but Setchell is still expecting a tough battle against a team who finished second with 91 points last season, but lost in the play-offs.

'Poole are going to come and play,' Setchell said. 'Kettering came to play and on the counter attack we got into some good positions on the right-hand side, got into a lot of positions to get the ball into the box.

'Poole aren't going to come to Lynn to try and slow the game down, they're going to come to try and win the game and I think that playing against teams who are going to come and get at us, we'll be better at home ourselves rather than against teams that come and sit in and try to make it hard for us to break them down.

'But we've got to be good enough to break teams down at home because it's putting pressure on each performance because every home game you don't win, you've then got to try and win away and at 1-1 (at Kettering) when you're trying to win the game you can leave yourself open, albeit it was just a lapse in concentration from my right wing-back.'

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