Watson wants King’s Lynn Town to come out fighting at Marine

Ross Watson, back, is not giving up on the play-offs. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Ross Watson, back, is not giving up on the play-offs. Picture: MATTHEW USHER - Credit: Matthew Usher

Defender Ross Watson is revved up to once again try and prove King's Lynn Town's doubters wrong.

The fit-again Linnet, who missed Saturday's 3-3 draw at Grantham Town with a back injury, is in contention for his side's trip to struggling Marine. With Lynn still searching for their first away Evo-Stik Premier Division victory since the opening day the 26-year-old knows a triumph could be the perfect way to spark a late-season upturn in form following a disappointing winter slump.

With many already writing off the mid-table Walks outfit's chances of reigniting a play-off push, Watson is urging the men in blue and gold to come out fighting this afternoon.

He said: 'For those who have seen us play away they'll see we've not really been dominated or battered for 80 to 90 minutes. We've just made quite a few errors, which we need to cut out, from front to back. But it's not time to panic. We're not playing as bad as the results appear.

'As players we've not given up on the play-offs yet. We're only 10 points away. If we had, then what's the point of us all playing competitive sport? All it takes is two or three good results, and some going your way, and things can change. We need to get back to basics but there's plenty of lads in the side (including me) who caught Coalville up and overtook them when we won the league (2013). We didn't give up and we still have the memories of that.

'We just need to keep going, stick together, and take the flak on the chin. People are entitled to their opinions and you'll always get plenty when you play for Lynn.'

Watson is joined back in the squad by suspension-free duo Michael Frew and Jackson Ramm as well as new loan signing from Chester Peter Winn – expected to fill some of the void created by Jake Jones and George Thomson's recent exits.

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Marine, who are spending big to try and avoid relegation, are seven points from safety.

In Wednesday's special report on the Linnets' recent poor run of form, we suggested that continued lower gates would affect the money available to Gary Setchell's playing budget. The funds available can be boosted, rather than based, on ticket sales. A number of sponsorship deals helped set the money on offer to Lynn's boss which hasn't changed since the start of the season.

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