King’s Lynn Town aiming to get back on track against Matlock Town
- Credit: Matthew Usher
King's Lynn Town will be looking to bounce back from their crushing FA Cup exit tonight when they host Matlock Town at The Walks.
The promoted Linnets' term had been ticking over nicely until they were hammered 5-1 on their own turf by Cambridge City in Saturday's first qualifying round. However, they have a quick chance to get back to winning ways this evening and will extend their unbeaten Evo-Stik Premier Division run to four games if they do not taste defeat.
'If we win against Matlock that's 17 points from nine games, which is a fantastic start and we're back on track,' said manager Gary Setchell.
'It's going to be a big, big ask though. The players have had it their own way for nearly three years but they had the carpet ripped from right under their feet. But one bad result doesn't make you a bad team overnight. Manchester United had some stinking results under Sir Alex Ferguson, it happens.'
Rob Duffy could make his first Lynn start. If he does, he won't last the full 90 minutes.
Dan Jacob (toe), Sam Mulready (achilles) and Gary Mills (knee) are all injury doubts. Striker Ewan Clarke, who has been on 'loan' at Wisbech Town, returns to the squad.
Matlock, who finished 17th in the table last season, have picked up just four points from their five away league matches in 2013/14.