King’s Lynn Town will stay where they are after Southern League abandon appeal

Gary Setchell is all smiles at today's news concerning where the Linnets will play next term. Pictur

Gary Setchell is all smiles at today's news concerning where the Linnets will play next term. Picture: MATTHEW USHER - Credit: Matthew Usher

King's Lynn Town have been given the green light to continue their preparations for next season.

The Linnets were waiting for an answer from today's scheduled appeal by the Southern League who apparently had reservations about the Norfolk club being switched into their set-up from the Northern equivalent.

But it never arrived with the FA confirming that the league – who confusingly said there was no issue, despite Lynn recieving documentation to suggest there was – had abanonded their appeal before it had even been heard.

A spokesman for Lynn said: 'We are very, very pleased that we will be staying in the Southern League (Premier Division). We had started to make plans and it would have been very unfair on Gary (Setchell, boss) to have to change them for a third time this summer. Now he can continue getting ready for the forthcoming campaign and we can look forward to the challenges that await us in the Southern League.'

Setchell showed his relief at the news by posting the message 'phew #southernleague' on Twitter.