King’s Lynn Town looking to bounce back on their travels as they head to Cirencester Town

Toby Hilliard shows off the skills which convinced Lynn to sign him. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Toby Hilliard shows off the skills which convinced Lynn to sign him. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Gary Setchell is sure King's Lynn Town's promising performances will start producing positive results.

Apart from Monday's deserved 2-0 defeat at Hitchin Town, the Linnets' displays this campaign have been much improved from the morale-destroying showings they produced during a rotten end to last season.

However, The Walks outfit only have one win, and three points, to show for their efforts as they make the trip to Cirencester Town looking to bounce back from two defeats on the bounce.

Setchell, whose men have only scored once in four Southern League Premier Division outings, told his club's official website: 'It's very early days and I never bother with a league table until we are 10 to 12 matches in.

'We are creating chances at the moment and we have to begin taking more of them. We are playing some good stuff and all we need is a little change of luck in front of goal and we will be away.

'We have been making errors at the back and that is another area where we have and will be working on in training.

'Cirencester is a good fixture for us and if we do things the right way we will be okay.'

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Town, reformed in 2010, will be hoping to emulate the record of the predecessors when they take to the pitch in Gloucestershire. The 'old' Lynn played the Centurions eight times and won every encounter. The last time the two teams locked horns was during the 2007/08 term when Lynn won 6-2 at home and 4-0 on the road.

The task facing Setchell and his troops looks slightly more difficult this afternoon however with their hosts looking in far better shape during the early stages of this campaign.

Cirencester – who finished eighth in 2014/15 – have been one of the surprise form teams so far and sit second having failed to taste a defeat. Their only dropped points came during a draw against Hitchin.

Lynn will be hoping left-back Jordan Yong is able to return from the injury which saw him miss the defeat earlier this week against the Canaries. One player who will not be making the journey across the country for the clash is new signing Toby Hilliard.

The forward, aged 19, played for lower-level Dereham Town last term but has signed for Setchell's side after plans to play in America for three years fell through. His first taste of Linnets' action will come for the club's reserve team.

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