Striker wants King’s Lynn Town to treat Halesowen clash like title decider

King's Lynn Town striker Gregg Smith. Picture: Tim Smith.

King's Lynn Town striker Gregg Smith. Picture: Tim Smith. - Credit: Tim Smith

King's Lynn Town striker Gregg Smith says his team-mates should treat today's home clash with Halesowen as if it is a title decider.

Smith – Lynn's New Year's Day match winner against Stamford – is well aware of the importance of the game, where victory could lift Lynn as high as sixth in the table, depending on other results.

The Lincolnshire-based frontman, who has bagged five goals in a Linnets shirt since signing from Grantham in the autumn, said: 'The Halesowen match is a real six-pointer and as far as I'm concerned we've got to treat it like a title decider.

'It's a real massive game. If we can get another win under our belts, our confidence will be sky-high going into the away game against Witton.

'There's a very good togetherness in the camp and it's important that we get back on a bit of a roll.


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'On our day we can beat anyone. There isn't any team who we fear in this league.'

Smith, who was delighted to register against his former club on Thursday, is now a third of the way to achieving the target he set himself when he arrived at The Walks back in October.

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'Ideally I would like to get 20, but I think that might be pushing it a little bit, so I will settle for 15,' said Smith.

'It was nice to score against my former club, but it doesn't matter who I am up against as I treat all of the games exactly the same, whether I start or if I'm on the bench.'

Halesowen currently boast the meanest defence in the league and Linnets boss Gary Setchell is expecting another tough examination.

Setchell said: 'Halesowen are one of the hardest-working sides in the league so we are going to have to match them if we are to get anything from the game.

'We're ticking along all-right, but I'd like us put teams away when we get the opportunities as that's what sides have been doing to us.'

Defender Ross Watson is added to the Lynn squad which defeated Stamford, but wideman Jake Jones remains sidelined with a hamstring injury for the visit of The Yeltz and midfielder Dan Quigley will serve a one-game suspension.

The game sees Henry Eze come face-to-face with his former club, who recently announced the signing of 21-year-old forward Aaron Lloyd from Causeway United.

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