King’s Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell still on the lookout for new recruits
- Credit: Ian Burt
Gary Setchell admits King's Lynn Town's first victory of the term came at a cost as he desperately seeks reinforcements.
Goals from loanee Shaun McWilliams and Matty Castellan ensured their winless start to the Southern League Premier Division season didn't stretch to five games. But injuries to Toby Hilliard (ankle) and Sam Gaughran (hamstring) took the shine off the crucial Walks triumph as the strain increased on the Linnets' already creaking squad.
'The lads are working their socks off, but we know we've got to get bodies in,' said Setchell.
'I've put two seven days in for players and I can speak to them today. They might not come. I'm speaking to some Football League managers to try and get another Shaun McWilliams in – not another midfielder but another loan signing.
'If every loan signing was like Shaun McWilliams we wouldn't have any problem would we? We'd have them in all day long.
'He feels like a King's Lynn player already. The fans have endeared to him, I've endeared to him and so have the lads.
'We need to get two or three bodies through the door but it's not easy. We tried to get a lad in who wanted to play Step Three but he wouldn't come to King's Lynn because where it is in the country. It's tough.'
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Impressive Northampton Town midfielder McWilliams nodded home from close range in the second minute to put Lynn in control against Redditch – who equalised through Danico Johnson with little more than 10 minutes to play.
However, the hosts were not to be denied as Castellan pounced to break his side's duck after Dan Quigley had bravely beaten keeper Bradley Catlow to an aerial ball.
'It was probably the little bit of luck we deserved,' added Setchell.
'First half I thought we played well enough, second half Redditch were better than us. But we stuck in, and we got a goal. We probably deserved it after the other two home performances when we should have won. On Saturday we shouldn't have won, but we have. That's football.'
Brigg Town won 2-1 at home to Blaby & Whetstone Athletic to set up a trip to The Walks on September 3 in the FA Cup first qualifying round.