Striker Rob Duffy backed for a Happy New Year with King’s Lynn Town
- Credit: IAN BURT
Striker Rob Duffy has been tipped to double his King's Lynn Town goal tally in the new year.
The former Wales Under-21 frontman has found the net 10 times in 21 appearances since his summer arrival. But boss Gary Setchell is certain there are still better things to come from the 31-year-old during the second half of the season.
'Duffy manhandled both of their centre-halves,' said Lynn's manager of Duffy's goal-scoring performance during Lynn's weekend win at Marine.
'That's what I signed him to do, not what he had been doing previous to that. But like I've said, he's had a kick up the backside and I think in the new year we'll see a new and improved Duffers.
'He's got to turn in another 15, 20 of them performances like he did on Saturday and he'll get his 20 goals.'
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The former professional joined the Linnets looking to get his injury-hit career back on track. Although he has been eased into life in Norfolk, coming off the bench nine times – as well as suffering a broken nose – Duffy has become his side's top scorer this term.
Another new recruit this campaign, midfielder Jack McGovern, is likewise expected to show his true colours in 2014.
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Setchell also told the club's YouTube channel: 'Jack announced himself as a King's Lynn footballer at Marine. It's hard to come to King's Lynn. He's had one or two steady games but at the weekend I thought he was really, really good.'