Portuguese star hoping to shoot down Deeping
King's Lynn striker Nelson Moreira is ready and willing to shoot down Deeping again tonight in the UCL Premier Division at The Walks (7.45pm).
Moreira and Jack Defty ran Rangers ragged in the corresponding league fixture at the start of October with Danny Beaumont notching a hat-trick in an emphatic 5-1 win. Moreira also struck the final goal in Town's weeekend 3-0 Norfolk Senior Cup success at Acle.
That brought the striker's recent tally to three goals in two cups after a brace also eased Lynn through to the next round of the League Cup and with Defty still sidelined by a knee injury, the Portuguese is again ready to answer Gary Setchell's call.
'I've only just returned from injury but I'm feeling good,' said Moreira, who underlined he is back to full fitness after a hamstring problem with an impudent finish to finally end the brave challenge of Anglian Combination Acle.
'I saw the keeper coming out and, without being too cheeky, knew it was going in as soon as it left my boot. So far my comeback is going well, my match fitness is returning and once I am fully fit I believe I can play in the first team.'
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Setchell was full of praise for Moreira's display against Deeping earlier this season and is in no doubt the powerful frontman has a major role to play with Lynn targeting league and cup success on three fronts.
'Nelson has got his critics, but to be fair to him he keeps on answering them,' said Setchell. 'He does some things in the game that are absolutely fantastic, and then two minutes later he'll do something that's Sunday league. We've got to work with him as he got something what our other forwards haven't got – power and pace all rolled into one – so he'll have his part to play for us this season.'
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Third-placed Town return to league business tonight five points behind main title rivals and league leaders Long Buckby.