Taylor ready to ring the changes

King's Lynn manager Tommy Taylor yesterday admitted his team building plans are in limbo until the FA's announcement later this week on next season's non-league restructure.

King's Lynn manager Tommy Taylor yesterday admitted his team building plans are in limbo until the FA's announcement later this week on next season's non-league restructure.

Influential defender Grant Cooper has agreed a new contract at The Walks - subject to Lynn remaining in the Southern Premier Division for 2006/07.

The FA leagues committee is scheduled to meet this Thursday to finalise the make-up of the non-league pyramid after the remaining promotion and relegation issues were settled at the weekend.

"If we get placed in the Northern Premier it will be a non starter for Coops with all the travelling," admitted Taylor. "Everything's up in the air. I'm talking to players but people want to know which league we are in. Once that issue is settled then things can start to happen."


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Taylor did confirm Lee Charles and Mark Angel will not return next season but the Linnets chief has issued an open invitation to the rest of his first team squad.

"We can't pay signing on fees and big wages but most of what we already have here is alright," he said. "Basically if the lads don't play, they won't get paid. We will pay first team players what we can afford, those on the bench will get less and the ones sat in the stand nothing. Having versatile people like Cammy who can operate in a number of positions helps and if we can fetch through youngsters like Matty Peters then that is another area to look at."

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Taylor's check list includes a goal keeper, left back, midfielder and goal scoring front man to dovetail with hot property Matt Nolan.

"He's had clubs in touch already," admitted Taylor. "I'm not surprised. What did he score for us? Fifteen or 16 in 20-odd games and he's played in the league and Conference. Matty's gone away on holiday now but he's told me he doesn't want to play his football under anyone else. Obviously things have to be right for him from the club's perspective - I understand that and we'll do all we can.

"I'd like to get Smithy further forward as well next season. I need to find players who can influence games coming off the bench - that is definitely another area to look at."

Taylor will not pursue his initial inquiry in former Linnets stalwart Glen Fuff with the Cambridge City defender indicating he is happy to stay at the Conference South outfit.

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