King’s Lynn Town look to make mark on Non League Day – and begin climb up table
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King's Lynn Town will be looking to mark Non League Day with a win when the search for points takes centre stage at The Walks.
The Linnets' new management team of Robbie Back and Neil Fryatt have had six games in charge – but the visit of Stratford Town will be only their third challenge in the Southern League Central Premier Division.
It's been a case of so far, so good – the pair have gathered four points from those games, while their only defeat was seven days ago when they lost 1-0 at home to Ashton United in the FA Cup.
The Stratford game will be played out against the Non League Day backdrop.
Back said: 'It's a great initiative and one which hopefully will see a few new faces through the gates on Saturday.'
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There will be new faces on the pitch as well, with striker Adam Marriott joining from Boston United, while Eoin McQuaid, Nathan Stewart and Matty Castellan are out on loan and Toby Hilliard has left for Wisbech on a permanent deal.
'It has been very busy,' admitted Back. 'The changes we've made have been well documented elsewhere and our full focus now is towards Stratford who will provide us with a stern examination of where we are at the moment.
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'They have also had a change of manager recently who has brought in some new faces. Players who remain will be wanting to prove themselves to the new man which will give us a very good test.
'We were all very disappointed last weekend with the result and our play at times, but we've had a good week of training sessions and with Adam and Chris (Henderson) joining up with us there's a very good feeling around the place. It is important that we now kick on in the league and make up as many points and places as we can.'
Lynn are languishing in 18th after their poor start under Simon Clark while Stratford, who recently replaced Darren Byfield with former Kettering boss Thomas Baillie, are 11th.
'It's not good looking at the league table and seeing our position but we have games coming at us thick-and-fast and with a couple of wins things can start to look a lot different,' added Back, who has no new injury concerns.