Dunstable Town 0 King’s Lynn Town 0: Stevenson steps up for King’s Lynn

PUBLISHED: 17:47 04 December 2016

King's Lynn Town's new assistant manager, Lee Stevenson.

King's Lynn Town's new assistant manager, Lee Stevenson.

Lee Stevenson’s appointment as assistant manager at King’s Lynn Town now sees the Linnets with their own SAS team tasked with moving Town up the Southern Premier Division.

The announcement was made by boss Gary Setchell following his team’s point in a drab game at Creasey Park on Saturday who gave a glowing reference to his midfield general, currently enjoying his second spell at The Walks.

“Stevo (Stevenson) and Sam Gaughran (also appointed first team coach) have stepped in and done a great job since Gary Mills decided to move on,” said Setchell. “In that time we have won six straight games, gained a point on the road and kept five clean sheets in that time.

“They both have a great affinity with the lads in the dressing room and the lads respect them and work well with them. They have done some good sessions over the last few weeks with the results on the pitch showing that. Lee is maybe in the twilight of his playing career and if I can help him prolong his involvement within football at the club then that’s all well and good. However, this isn’t a friends thing or a sympathy vote. Lee and Sam both know what I expect of them. There is a lot of hard work ahead for us all and there’s loads of things we have to work on.”

Setchell turned his attention to matters on the pitch and admitted that he had seen much better this season after the stalemate at Dunstable. “In all honesty that wasn’t a great advert for the game. It was scrappy with lots of fouls and of a stop-start nature which never helps with any flow. They played with just one up top, more like an away side, and we found them difficult to breakdown. The positives for me is the point and another shut-out at the back.”

The Linnets had keeper Alex Street to thank for keeping things all square as he denied lively home wide man Jack Green with a trio of fine saves, the final with his feet, as Green raced towards Town’s goal with only the visiting custodian to beat. In fact Lynn could have returned with all three points but Ryan Hawkins screwed his effort wide following a patient build up from the visitors.

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