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King's Lynn boss Ian Culverhouse wants 'more of the same'

PUBLISHED: 15:53 23 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:42 23 March 2018

Lynn boss Ian Culverhouse has praised his players'efforts . Picture: Ian Burt

Lynn boss Ian Culverhouse has praised his players'efforts . Picture: Ian Burt

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Ian Culverhouse has praised his “magnificent” King’s Lynn Town players ahead of another testing away day.

The return of Cameron King will be a boost to King's Lynn Town. Picture: Ian BurtThe return of Cameron King will be a boost to King's Lynn Town. Picture: Ian Burt

The Linnets travel to Redditch on Saturday afternoon on the back of three straight wins.

The promotion contenders are showing no signs of letting up: leaders Hereford are four points clear, after wining in midweek, with a game in hand, while the gap between Lynn and third-placed Weymouth is the same, with Kettering a further two points back.

All Culverhouse can ask for is more of the same from a squad which just keeps on giving.

“They really have been magnificent these past three games,” he said. “I cannot praise everyone enough.

“The work and commitment they have given me has been second to none, not only on the pitch but at training as well.

“A solid bond has developed between the group and that has been, and will be, vital as the run in approaches.”

Hereford will clearly be favourites for the one automatic promotion spot, but the Linnets are by no means out of contention.

“We find ourselves at present in a good position, but nothing more than that and with the midweek results going as I expected them to, we know what we have to do again at the weekend,” he said.

“Redditch are a big and strong side and, like Farnborough, will give it a real go, of that I have no doubt.”

Redditch play on a 3G pitch but Culverhouse is unperturbed, especially given the way his team prefer to play.

“The 3G surface will hold no fear for us and it could help us in our style of play,” said Culverhouse, who has been boosted by the return from injury of former Norwich City youth midfielder Cameron King.

“It’s always about results, but even more so at this time of year so I will take a scruffy 1-0 if I have to on Saturday. No one ever remembers a performance but the result is a different thing.”

Redditch boss Tim Harris has few doubts about the Linnets’ promotion credentials.

“King’s Lynn will be a really difficult game for us and will put our home form to the test,” he said.

“If Hereford don’t win the league then King’s Lynn will.”

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