King’s Lynn Town preparing for a ‘nine-pointer’ at Witton Albion

Conor Marshall enjoyed a fine Lynn debut on Saturday.Picture: MATT USHER

Conor Marshall enjoyed a fine Lynn debut on Saturday.Picture: MATT USHER - Credit: Matthew Usher

The importance of King's Lynn Town's trip to Witton Albion is not lost on Gary Setchell or his players.

The Linnets picked up a morale-boosting point against title-challenging Ashton United at The Walks on Saturday thanks to Jacek Zielonka's fortunate injury-time equaliser. But that will count for little this evening if Lynn, 15th, lose against a team that are three points, and places, behind them in the Evo-Stik Premier Division.

Lynn's boss said: 'They're all big games now. As Quigz (Dan Quigley) said it's a nine-pointer – I don't know where he got that from – but it is important we get on the bus and we haven't suffered a defeat.

'I don't want to go into the last couple of weeks of the season in the situation we are in now. I want to have a couple of wins under our belts. We've got nine games to go. We're capable of going and winning any game if we turn up and apply ourselves properly.'

Ryan Fryatt (toe), Peter Winn (calf) and David Bell (hip) are injury doubts for Town, who sit just six points above the relegation zone. Conor Marshall is in line for his first away appearance after an impressive home debut at the weekend.

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'It's (holding midfielder) a specialist position. You play Quigz there, (David) Bridges there, they're dying to go get forward,' said Setchell.

'Conor knows that's his job, Bunts (Richard Bunting) knew that was his job, and he's nicking things off the back four, he's cutting things out and he's not looking to go in the box and get a goal. He's looking to look after the back four and all barring a set piece on Saturday we kept a clean sheet.

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'We were pleased with a point but I'm not happy where we are in the league. It's not job done.'

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