Manager ‘Joff’ relishing King’s Lynn Town Reserves’ big night
- Credit: IAN BURT
Boss Jonathan Hawes is calling for King's Lynn Town fans to pack The Walks on a huge night for the club's reserve team.
The Linnets' second string entertain Netherton under the floodlights in a crunch clash at the top of the Peterborough Premier Division this evening. And with his side sitting three points behind the league leaders, having played a game more, the manager – more commonly known as Joff – wants supporters to play their part in trying to help Lynn record a crucial victory.
He said: 'Without putting more pressure on our lads, it's nearly a must-win game for us. If we lose we could end up nine points behind them and that's a lot to haul back at this stage of the season.
'A big crowd and a lot of noise at The Walks would give us an extra five to 10pc. We had one for our game against Long Sutton last year and the lads gave their best performance of the season. For our standard we get really good gates but if that 100 to 120 became 200 it would be a great achievement, create an atmosphere, and give the players a lift.'
Lynn, targeting a fourth successive promotion, have lost just two league games this season. One of those defeats came to Netherton. The hosts will be without James Spittlehouse (work), Shaun Stocker (England Colleges) while Alan Burch (knee) is a doubt. First-team striker Massiah McDonald could be involved after completing his lengthy ban.
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