Setchell warns King’s Lynn Town to prepare for ‘wounded animal’ as PNS look to avenge League Cup mauling

Gary Setchell is warning his King's Lynn Town side to prepare for the visit of a 'wounded animal' as Peterborough Northern Star return to The Walks today.

The Linnets boss is expecting an entirely different beast to arrive this afternoon from the outfit that rolled over so tamely during their 7-0 League Cup semi-final hammering less than a fortnight ago.

Setchell admits he is expecting Chris Plummer's PNS outfit to provide much more bite than they did that night as they look to inflict a severe wound in Lynn's United Counties Premier Division title hopes.

'The walls aren't very thick at The Walks and Chris Plummer gave them a very good blast at half-time and after that game,' said the Lynn boss.

'Obviously we won the game 7-0, he's been quoted as saying he was embarrassed by their performance, so I'm sure they'll be looking to put that right. We'll be dealing with a wounded animal that's for sure.

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'It was probably our best performance of the season and while they weren't really on it, today will be a very difficult game if they raise it and every game is different.

'You see teams at the top level beat someone in the FA Cup and lose to them in the league the next weekend. We need to be fully focused on what we're doing and forget about the 7-0.'

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Seventh-placed Star are just one of four sides to take points from the Linnets in the league this season. They drew with Setchell's in-form charges 2-2 on December 31.

The midweek League Cup win - courtesy of a new-look 4-3-3/4-5-1 formation - has left the Lynn boss with plenty of options as his fully-fit squad look to maintain their 10-point gap over rivals Long Buckby.

Setchell said: 'We are adaptable for which ever formation I decide to play and the players are all in decent form.

'It's a great headache to have at this time of the season. Every Saturday I'm disappointing six or seven lads but there's been no moaning and there's no little groups - we're all in this together.

'I'll have to really sit down and think about the team for today. We tried something the other week that worked against them because we matched them up. Whether we go like that this afternoon I'm not sure.

'Kieron (Davies) has put himself in with a chance of being involved. He came in, made an impact as a sub on his debut on Tuesday, and he's the type of players these fans will like. He's very direct, quick and he's hungry for it.'

Buckby, who have played three games less than Lynn and must play eight matches in 21 days to fulfil their fixtures after suffering floodlight problems, host Sleaford Town today.

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