King’s Lynn Town boss Ian Culverhouse has got the town buzzing again, says skipper Michael Clunan

Ian Culverhouse takes his King's Lynn side to Bishop's Stortford this evening. Picture: Matthew Ushe

Ian Culverhouse takes his King's Lynn side to Bishop's Stortford this evening. Picture: Matthew Usher

Ian Culverhouse has got the town of King's Lynn buzzing, according to his skipper.

The Linnets opened the season with a 2-0 home win over Gosport Borough on Saturday and will look to tick another box tonight when they travel to Bishop's Stortford.

Culverhouse took over at The Walks in February, but a busy summer has seen him mould his own squad – and Michael Clunan believes he has got the mix right.

'There are a lot of new faces,' said Clunan. 'The gaffer has done a lot of work over the summer and credit to the chairman, he has brought in probably nine new faces. We have got a strong squad – he has added experience to what was a young team last year and so far, so good.

'It is a new era. The manager has come in and changed quite a lot – the training patterns, the way we train, the way we want to play and he has definitely freshened up the place.

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'The manager really wants us to keep the ball this year – the pitch at the moment is lovely and it allows us to do that. Whether that will be the case in November, December we will have to wait and see, but for the time being he wants us to play, he wants us to move the ball and be patient and wait for the right moment and then pounce.'

The Culverhouse Way was evident on Saturday, particularly in an exhilarating first half in which Lynn had the game won after an early Clunan penalty and a second just before half-time by Craig Parker.

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It was a performance which delighted a healthy 827-strong crowd.

'They were great,' added Clunan. 'I think there has been a bit of a buzz around the team for the last few weeks. The chairman has done a great job and hopefully we can get even more here for the next home game.'

First up though is a trip to Bishop's Stortford, who were relegated from the National League South last season and began their new campaign with a 2-1 defeat at Tiverton.

'It is so important to win the home games, but there is no getting away from it, we will be going into away games looking to win the three points. We will be going to Bishop's Stortford to win the game, we won't be sitting back and hopefully we can get another three points there.'

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