Options will help King’s Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell rotate his troops

King's Lynn Town squad 2013-14 - Ross Watson. Picture: Matthew Usher.

King's Lynn Town squad 2013-14 - Ross Watson. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

Lynn's squad is now complete and it's packed full of versatile players.

Gary Setchell showed last term that he will pick 'horses for courses' and shuffle his pack accordingly. Expect the same this season. Lynn's title-winning boss tweaked his formation from time-to-time. Expect the same this term. And he used players in a variety of positions. And Setchell himself admits he expects all of the above to continue come the big kick-off at Nantwich Town tomorrow.

'We've got good players at the football club,' insists the Linnets' chief.

'The way we set up we try and play with freedom and I think this is a big season for some of our players. Some of them are still being carried from Step Five and they're now going up to Step Three. But if we play with no fear we will have a chance against anybody.

'We know it's going to be tough but I can't remember too many times that these lads have shirked a challenge. I've got a lot of players who can dual position. Jay Lee (Jason Lee, centre-back) can drop in at left-back, Jordy (Jordan Yong, left-back) can play on the wing and DJ (Dan Jacob, winger) can play up top, Ross Watson can play a number of positions. I'm very fortunate like that. I don't think I'm ever going to not have a strong 11. But we're always trying to improve and I'm always trying to squeeze a bit more out of Buster (Chapman) the chairman who has been brilliant with me.'


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The latest additions, frontmen Rob Duffy and Ewan Clarke, were vital after Russell Dunkley and Danny Beaumont left the club this summer while new boy Ryan Robbins did the same without kicking a ball.

- This article appeared in our 'The Big Kick-off' supplement on August 9 - and has been tweaked slightly to include last night's signings of Duffy and Clarke.

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