Setchell upbeat despite FA Trophy exit

Lynn boss Gary Setchell. Picture: Ian Burt

Lynn boss Gary Setchell. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

King's Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell remained in an upbeat mood despite seeing the Linnets fall at the first hurdle in the FA Trophy at The Walks on Saturday. Setchell was down the the bare bones of a squad. Already without Gary Mills and Jake Jones unavailable due to the conditions of the loan deals from the clubs he was dealt a blow with injuries ruling out Rob Duffy and Sam Mulready. Setchell revealed Dan Jacob played despite suffering from food poisoning all week. ' Dan probably shouldn't have played today but that's the hand I was dealt today and I did what I could. We have been beaten today by one mistake and a piece of magic.Their first goal was a gift from us and the second was just an amazing bit of play and fair play to the boy for taking the shot on. We enjoyed a good passage of play in the first half but we are lacking a bit of quality and a cutting edge up front at the moment and that showed today. A defeat is always difficult to accept but we now have to move on from it and go up to Blyth next weekend where, I will hopefully have a full quota of players to select from and we will go again. Setchell revealed that striker Duffy had undergone surgery to reconstruct his nose which he damaged the previous weekend. ' Rob look's a bit of a mess at the moment but he will be in the squad for next week, we missed him today. I am also hoping to be able to bring in a new striker within the next week or so. We have put an approach in for the player and we shall see how thing's develop. Its difficult but we will keep going' added Setchell.

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