King’s Lynn Town striker McDonald to sit out last match of seven-game ban at Whitby Town

Lynn's Massiah McDonald on the ball. Picture: Ian Burt

Lynn's Massiah McDonald on the ball. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

One player who will be desperate for the final whistle at Whitby Town today is striker Massiah McDonald.

The King's Lynn Town frontman's lengthy seven-match ban – for an offence committed before he joined the Linnets – will finish at the end of his side's away game this afternoon.

And having not played a game in 2014, the controversial goal-getter has been told he must knuckle down before he can even think about featuring for Lynn again.

Boss Gary Setchell said: 'We've done well without him no question about that. We've only had one defeat so far since he's been banned. It's down to him now.

'He's got to come in and he's got to try and force his way into the team. We've got three strikers in great form in Charley Sanders, Rob Duffy and Sam Mulready. We've got players who can play just off the striker in George Thomson, Andy Hall and David Hall. So the biggest thing for Mass is to get himself right for when he can play.'

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Duffy has scored four times – all from the penalty spot – during McDonald's suspension while Mulready has netted twice. Boston United loanee Sanders bagged his first goal for the club during last weekend's 3-1 comeback triumph over Ilkeston.

Hitman Ewan Clarke also found the net against Buxton on January 11 but has since joined Lincoln United on a one-month loan.

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