We take nothing for granted, says King’s Lynn joint boss Setchell
King's Lynn Town joint manager Gary Setchell will be taking nothing for granted when his high-flying side visit St Ives in the United Counties League this afternoon.
The Linnets have started the season in excellent fashion, winning all four league games and getting through two rounds of the FA Cup, while Saturday's opponents are near the foot of the embryonic Premier Division table after twice losing heavily at home.
But the Cambridgeshire side have strengthened considerably in recent weeks after losing a number of players in the close season and proved they are on track by taking the higher-ranked Sudbury to a cup replay.
'We are obviously very pleased with our start to the season and we will be looking to continue that on Saturday, but we can't go to St Ives expecting it to be easy,' said Setchell.
'They gave us some tough games last season and I am expecting the same this time around. They will be tough opponents, as Sudbury discovered in the FA Cup, and we certainly won't take them lightly.'
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Setchell is expecting tough challenges on a regular basis as Lynn attempt to claim promotion from the UCL at the second time of asking.
'There's no St Neots (last season's champions) this season of course, but I actually think the overall standard is a lot higher,' he said. 'I think a lot of teams have looked at it and thought now is a good time to go for it and I reckon the top 10 or so will be really competitive.
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'Long Buckby have won their first five games while there are other clubs who are going well so we have got to be focused on the challenge. It's all very well making progress in the cup competitions, but however far you go it doesn't win you the league. That is our main target this season and we'll be aiming to get to 100 points again.'
Lynn are without skipper Ross Watson and Jamie Thurlbourne, who both face short spells on the sidelines with hamstring problems.