King’s Lynn Town loanees have a big part to play as in-form Workington head to The Walks

Leon Mettam has shone for Lynn on loan from Tamworth. Picture: MATHEW USHER

Leon Mettam has shone for Lynn on loan from Tamworth. Picture: MATHEW USHER - Credit: Matthew Usher

Loanees Leon Mettam and Peter Winn have another chance to prove their temporary importance to King's Lynn Town this afternoon.

Tamworth striker Mettam has scored twice in three outings, including Saturday's vital winner at Marine, while Chester wideman Winn shone during his debut in the 2-1 victory. The pair – as it stands – will only complete a month each in a Linnets shirt but their form has reaffirmed Gary Setchell's faith in dipping into the loan market.

Lynn's boss, whose men welcome Workington this afternoon, said: 'I'm bringing in players from a higher level on loan. Man United do it. Championship clubs do it, nearly all the Conference clubs do it. I bet every team in our league's done it.

'I'd like to get Leon Mettam permanently. I'd like to get Peter Winn permanently. But that's unrealistic. I don't get players who have been put on circulars, where people are trying to get them out on loan. I identify a player and see if I can get them on loan which is what I did with Leon and Peter.

'They're both class acts and better than this level – if they're fully fit. They're 90pc fit and 90c fit players from the Conference can play at Step Three. If Leon gives another two performances like he did Saturday and Peter contributes like he did for his five or six games then I'll be very happy.'

Relegated Workington have lost just twice in 15 matches and arrive sitting fifth in the Evo-Stik Premier Division. But Lynn, 12th, are also in buoyant mood after picking up their first away league win since the opening day at the weekend.

'We've got a massive task to get in the play-offs. We want to finish above last season (11th) and we're slowly on target to do that,' Setchell also told his club's official YouTube channel.

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'We can stop talking about slump – some word that is – we're top half of the league and we're in a slump. So we'll enjoy it (the win at Marine). We've had our critics, rightly so, as we haven't been on a great run. But you've got to keep believing in yourself and your players. Our supporters keep coming and cheering us on and on Saturday they went home with a smile on their face, as did I.'

Lynn are likely to be without midfielder David Bridges who suffered a nasty leg injury during Saturday's success in Merseyside.

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