Lynn reserves ready for cup action

CHRIS LAKEY Keith Webb will give some of King's Lynn young second string players a chance to shine when the Linnets begin their Errea Cup campaign at home to Hitchin Town (7.

CHRIS LAKEY

Keith Webb will give some of King's Lynn young second string players a chance to shine when the Linnets begin their errea Cup campaign at home to Hitchin Town (7.45pm).

Dean Miller and Daniel Buhlemann will start in the heart of the Lynn defence, while striker Steve Spriggs and Charlie Defty are also expected to start.

John Turner will be given an outing as part of his rehabilitation after a calf injury while Joe Francis, who scored in Saturday's 4-0 Southern League Premier Division win at Cirencester, will also play.

“It's a chance to take a look at some of the reserve team players,” said Webb.

“They have been doing well this season and it enables me to have a look at what they can do at this level, and gives them a chance to show me what they are capable of.

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“This is about the future of King's Lynn - some of the players have come on well this season and deserve the chance.”

Webb doesn't regard it as belittling the errea Cup, but simply a case of getting his priorities right.

“We mustn't forget that we have to develop players for the future - and we mustn't forget that we have an important FA Trophy match against Eastbourne this Saturday and then a league trip to Banbury next Tuesday.”

Hitchin are struggling in the Premier Division relegation zone, with only Cheshunt and Cirencester below them, all on 12 points.

They too have a Trophy commitment this weekend, at Carshalton, and Webb admits facing the Canaries of Hertfordshire has its dangers, despite their position.

“It will be a difficult game because they too will be relying on different players, with one eye on their weekend game,” said Webb. “They will probably have as few in who want to show their manager what they can do.”

t Lynn have reduced admission for tonight's match: £5 for adults, £2 concessions with children aged 15 and under admitted free.