Norfolk Senior Cup hero Turner is pushing for a starting role, admits King’s Lynn Town boss
Gary Setchell admits Norfolk Senior Cup hat-trick hero Jason Turner is pushing for a King's Lynn Town starting role in Staffordshire.
The Linnets' travel to Leek Town this afternoon for an Evo-Stik Division One South clash after back-to-back wins in the county cup and FA Trophy.
However, frontman Turner - who has been a used substitute 10 times this term - only played 90 minutes in one of the matches after being restricted to a cameo appearance at Worksop.
The 31-year-old did take his chance to shine on Thursday night though when he bagged a treble to secure a 3-0 victory over Thetford Town in the Senior Cup. And after impressing in a 90-minute outing, Setchell knows Turner - who has still scored 10 goals this campaign - will be hoping to feature again today.
The Lynn boss said: 'Scoring goals is what Turns' does best. He's a top-drawer finisher and that's why he's at the club. He's probably not playing quite as much as he'd like because of the system we are playing so games like Thursday are valuable to him.
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'He'll probably be knocking on my door today saying he should be playing. I'll pick a team to try and win the game but Jason's given me a very good reminder of what he does best – and that's scoring goals.'
Setchell rotated his squad to good effect less than 48 hours ago as Lynn secured their place in the last eight with a professional display at Mundford Road.
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But now the Linnets' manager wants his men to turn their attentions to getting back to winning ways in the league after consecutive defeats saw The Walks' outfit drop below Stamford and down to third.
'We've slipped down from second but we're trying to finish in the top five to get in the play-offs and we're in a good spot to do that,' said Setchell.
'We want to do well. The players want to do well. We've had a good spell in the cups with some memorable performances but that won't matter for anything if we finish seventh or eighth.
'We've just got to keep switched on and go and put another run together. These boys are a great set of lads and they believe we can win and we're in good shape at the minute.'
Phil Gulliver and Richard Bunting return after sitting out their one-game suspensions at Thetford. Striker Sam Mulready is close to a comeback but Danny Beaumont is still sidelined.
'Keeper Alex Street will play for Spalding after signing dual-registration forms with the United Counties League club. The 'loan deal' will see him continue to feature for Lynn in the Trophy.
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