Lynn boss demands reaction at Wrexham

King's Lynn midfielder Theo Widdrington went off the pitch in pain, holding his left hamstring

Theo Widdrington is a doubt for the trip to Wrexham after suffering a hamstring injury against Maidenhead - Credit: Ian Burt

Manager Tommy Widdrington will make inevitable changes when the Linnets head to Wrexham on Tuesday night. 

A damaging 4-1 home defeat to Maidenhead at the weekend will force his hand as he demands a reaction against one of the most heavily-funded clubs in the National League. 

“We have got to dust ourselves,” said Widdrington. “I am not going to feel sorry for them, far from it. 

“I want to see a reaction. Will there be changes? Of course there’ll be changes - we have got injuries, we have knocks, we have got niggles, we have got lads who haven’t played and can’t play three games in a week because they aren’t fit enough. But we haven’t got time to make them fitter, we can only play them – they can only get fit playing games. 

“We move on, simple as that. “There will never be a performance like that from so many so poor again.” 

Widdrington was concerned at the lack of a reaction to setbacks against Maidstone: the visitors quickly levelled after Gold Omotayo’s early goal, but it was a quickfire double just before the hour mark that failed to elicit a response, which worried the manager.  

“Listen, if a boxer punches you and you fall down you have got to get up and you have got to punch them back,” he said.  

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“That is what they did, then they punched us again – we didn’t get up and punch them back. And that is a worry 

One thing I was when I played was competitive, combative, I hated losing. I hated losing tiddly winks to my daughter I won’t let her beat me at cards. I don’t think we have got enough of that. 

“I can’t wallow in it, I will get my head back on, I will be talking to the scout who went to watch Wrexham this afternoon on my way home. I won’t be talking about this much.” 

Widdrington looks set to be without son Theo, who went off with what appeared to be a hamstring injury, while fellow midfielder Brett McGavin managed to last 76 minutes despite complaining of a back problem after just quarter of an hour.