Milestone overshadowed as King’s Lynn Town boss bemoans lack of confidence

King's Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell. Picture: Ian Burt

King's Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Gary Setchell admitted King's Lynn Town's confidence is low after dropping more points at home.

The Linnets had to rely on another late equaliser to earn a point, but looked lost at times in the second half against Hayes & Yeading.

A disappointed Setchell said: 'We are playing very nervously at the minute and are very low on confidence. I don't care if today was my first game in charge or my 350th, my only interest is getting us up the league table.

'I'm very disappointed with the situation we are in. I have to take the responsibility as I'm the manager and I pick the team.

'Looking at the team today we were second in contact. It isn't just up top where we need a big man, but also in the middle third – we need one or two bigger people in there.'

Even a change of formation failed to work for Lynn, who were the better side for the first hour.

'We dominated the first half and played some alright stuff,' said Setchell. 'In the second half, Hayes came on to us a bit and we started to give some silly fouls away. When you start doing that, you are going to get punished at this level. That's what happened and we defended poorly for their second goal.

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'We did play a different way today with two up top, but it was easy to see the flaws of that because we were wide open as soon as the other team got on top of us.

'Every time something goes against us you can see the energy drain from the team. One minute we can be playing really well, but then the next minute we are like a team of complete strangers.'

The Linnets now have a full week off from action and Setchell added: 'We have to keep working as hard as we can and try to give the players some belief.

'It's important that we get a result at Stratford on Saturday just to give ourselves some confidence and hopefully it can be the start of us building some momentum.'

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