Linnets chasing fresh targets

King's Lynn joint boss Kevin Boon revealed the UCL title challengers are closing in on a potential double signing ahead of tonight's home test against Blackstones. (7.45pm)

Town have targeted a centre back and midfielder with Brady Stone poised to be out for another month due to a troublesome foot problem and Ross Kelly's recent departure.

'We've been working hard for the past few days but we're hopeful of something before the weekend,' said Boon. 'We need to address those areas of the pitch after losing Ross and now Brady could be out for a month. We can't afford to rest on our laurels. These lads we are looking at are good players and if there is a chance to strengthen the squad myself and Setch (Gary Setchell) will definitely look at it.

'What we're finding is now that players want to come here because King's Lynn is starting to make a bit of a noise in the league. We just have to keep building for the future. We have a great set of lads already and we will only bring in better than what we have got.'

Boon is also predicting a bright future for some of the club's emerging talent with striker Tom Barnes building on his recent senior cameo in the 4-0 Boston Town success with a winner for Norfolk U18s at the weekend.

'Young Tom was man-of-the-match and we also had Ryan Fryatt involved,' said Boon. 'I've since been contacted by the Norfolk manager to say they were both outstanding. We've got some great prospects in the reserves with those two and the likes of Gino Livotti and one or two others.

'If you judge players' on their last performance then we could easily start with the same eleven that played against Boston. We don't have an excuse to tinker with it, but it's not just about the team. It's about the squad at our club. I understand the people from St Neots are coming tonight and they'll probably be one or two other clubs here with only the one league match being played. No doubt they will take the chance to look at one or two of our players as well, but we are well aware of that.'

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A minute's tribute will be held prior to kick off tonight <tues>in honour of loyal supporter and local football manager Barry 'Rat' Cooke who passed away recently.

'I played for him when his side won the Norfolk Sunday Cup at Carrow Road,' said Boon. 'He always had one of the best sides in Norfolk for many years. He was a legend and he helped out behind the scenes at Lynn for many years. He was a man you just loved to play for.'