Setchell looking to bring Step Four player to King’s Lynn Town to replace soon to be departed Spriggs

Boss Gary Setchell has revealed he is looking to replace soon to be departed Steve Spriggs at King's Lynn Town with a player from a higher level.

Midfielder Spriggs, the Linnets top scorer this season, will leave the club at the end of the month to join Swedish professional outfit Ytterhogdals IK. The 23-year-old hasn't started a game for Lynn since the news broke as Setchell looks at how best to replace the talented wideman.

Danny White and striker Danny Beaumont have both been used on the right-hand side of Lynn's midfield in recent weeks but the Linnets boss now admits he's looking to bring in a new face to cope with Spriggs' impending departure.

Setchell said: 'I'm now looking to bring someone in to replace Spriggsy because I had been hoping there might be a U-turn from him.

'I had spoken to him for the last few weeks but he's given me his final answer now and I think he's almost certainly going. I've tried a couple of our players there and it's worked to a point but I feel I need to bring in some fresh blood.

'I've got somebody in mind but he's playing a level above us and hopefully we can get him. I made contact once but that was two weeks ago and it's 50/50 I guess. However if I don't get him I'll definitely get someone in.'

Spriggs, who has been a used substitute in Lynn's last three games, is likely to be involved again tonight as Setchell's table-topping side host mid-table Cogenhoe United (7.45pm).

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Ross Watson (calf) and Jordan Yong (ankle) - who both missed the Linnets 2-1 United Counties Premier Division win at Northampton Spencer on Saturday - could return. Midfielder Rob Hughes is doubtful after being substituted at the weekend due to a back problem.

Setchell said: 'Hopefully the lads will come with the right mental attitude tonight to prove to everyone how much they want to win this league.

'We didn't look nowhere near hungry enough for my liking on Saturday. We were sloppy all over and we've gone through this time and time again with the players. They've got to turn up with the right mental attitude for each and every game.

'We've got to make sure we're more ruthless than we were at the weekend because in all fairness it isn't a million miles out of the question that the title could go down to goal difference.'

Second-placed Long Buckby face a tough trip to Peterborough Northern Star this evening.