King’s Lynn Town look to kick-start Southern League Premier campaign at home against Cambridge City

Gary Setchell. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Gary Setchell. Picture: MATTHEW USHER - Credit: Matthew Usher

Exacting revenge on Cambridge City is far from Gary Setchell's mind as King's Lynn Town prepare for their first home fixture of the season.

The Linnets – who lost their Southern League Premier Division opener 2-0 at Merthyr Town on Saturday – were humbled 5-1 and 2-1 in national cup competitions at The Walks by the Lilywhites two campaigns ago. Yet Lynn's boss is more bothered about getting an improved performance from his players than righting any wrongs from their matches against Cambridge in 2013.

Setchell said: 'We're going to try and play the right way and pass the ball. I'd like us to pass it a little bit better from back to front than what we did at Merthyr.

'They squeezed the life out of us, and because we didn't have that in pre-season as it's a little bit false and 'you play, we play', and we ran out of ideas a little bit in the first half. We put that right in the second half though.

'Tonight's not about Cambridge City. It's about us trying to do what we want to do. We've set our stall out. We believe we're good enough to be in the top-10 this season. We've lost a game of football and our good players haven't all of a sudden turned into bad players over 90 minutes. We've got a lot of strong characters.

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'But as well, this is still a new team so they probably found out a little bit about each other's characters on Saturday, as have I. When things are going well during pre-season you don't get a true reflection. We are a new team and now we've got two home games to try and get some points.'

Lynn head into the game not only looking to pick up their first points of the new campaign but trying to end a miserable home record that stretches back to New Year's Day. Setchell's side have not won a league fixture at The Walks since they edged Stamford 1-0 on January 1.

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Lynn's boss, still speaking to his club's official YouTube channel, said: 'You're not going to get a true reflection of where you are until after 12 games.

'We've got two home games now and it's probably vital we get something from the games. We'll be looking, obviously as we're at home, for two wins. Like I said, after 12 games we'll know where we are at.'

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