King’s Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell’s FC United of Manchester and AFC Fylde fixture interest

Action from King's Lynn Town V Leek Town at The Walks Stadium - Lynn Manager Gary Setchell. Picture

Action from King's Lynn Town V Leek Town at The Walks Stadium - Lynn Manager Gary Setchell. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

King's Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell admits the first fixtures he looked for were his club's clashes against FC United of Manchester and big-spending AFC Fylde.

The Linnets will begin their first season at Step Three of the non-league ladder with a 300-mile round trip to Nantwich Town on Saturday, August 17. But it's the games against FC United (October 12 and March 15), set up by disillusioned Manchester United fans, and Fylde (December 21 and April 26) that have whet Setchell's appetite the most on The Walks' outfit's return to the level they played at before the former club went bust.

Setchell, pictured, said: 'I believe a lot of people would have looked out for our games against FC United. It's been well documented about their club, their support, and their three play-off final defeats. Fylde are buying players this year, which we're not used to. It's a great luxury for them. I believe they're spending four and five-figure sums on players and getting boys from Conference clubs.

'We go there on the last game of the season. I see they're one of the favourites, so let's hope they're not lifting the title in front of us.'

The Evo-Stik Division One South champions visit Stamford on Boxing Day before hosting Barwell, as well as U-Turn striker Ryan Robbins who left without kicking a ball this summer, in the Evo-Stik Premier Division's New Year's Day fixtures.

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Setchell added: 'You've got to play every team twice, it doesn't really matter when. We're going to enjoy it and have a good go at it.'

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