Webb given cash green light
King's Lynn boss Keith Webb has the green light to launch an all out Blue Square Premier promotion push. Linnets' chairman Ken Bobbins confirmed the club's board will back Webb and assistant Lee Glover's attempt to plot consecutive title-winning campaigns.
By PADDY DAVITT
King's Lynn boss Keith Webb has the green light to launch an all out Blue Square Premier promotion push.
Linnets' chairman Ken Bobbins confirmed the club's board will back Webb and assistant Lee Glover's attempt to plot consecutive title-winning campaigns.
Bobbins revealed the Southern League, Premier Division champions aim to take the conference second tier by storm next season.
Burton's Blue Square Premier striker Daryl Clare heads a list of potential high profile recruits strongly linked with a summer move to the ambitious Norfolk outfit. The 29-year-old has previously fired Boston United and Chester into the Football League and notched his 28th goal of the season in Albion's midweek play off semi final aggregate defeat at Cambridge United.
“We're very excited and very positive about the new season,” said Bobbins. “We had a constructive board meeting with Keith and Lee but without one of our members present so we need to rubber stamp things next week. Both Keith and Lee are very positive. We've set them a few targets and boundaries to work with as a board. They've got some impressive ideas and if they come off then we are looking to attract exciting names. We genuinely feel we have a squad already here who can do the job. It's a case of plugging one or two gaps.
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“In my experience over the last four years you have to get in quickly otherwise you are faced with two issues when it comes to player recruitment. Either they are not 100pc fit and they haven't been getting regular football, which makes you nervous, or they are mercenaries. Those type of players just hold out for what they can get. They are not the sort of characters we want at the club.”
Bobbins hinted he is prepared to remain at the helm to lead the club into a bright new era.
“I can assure you if we stay together as a board we are not looking to consolidate,” he said. “We will go all out to win this league. We know that is a tall order but failing that we will be looking to be in or around the play offs. The board doesn't feel the jump is that big between the two levels. It would be far different if we were going into the Blue Square Premier itself.
“That is a serious jump because clubs there have had television money for a couple of years which helps to get established and build from a position of strength. Really for me there is very little difference between that level and most of the clubs in League Two.”
Lynn's loyal fanbase have until May 31 to take advantage of a season ticket price freeze ahead of the club's first ever season in the conference second tier.
“It's another little thank you on our behalf,” said Bobbins. “I hope to see a good size uptake on our offer. We still have to sit down and decide our pricing policy for next season but I suspect there may be increases in some cases due to the extra costings of this new level.”
To take advantage of season tickets pegged at 2007/08 prices contact John Fincham at the club on 01553 760060. Details on casual matchday admission and vice president tickets will be announced in due course.
Season ticket prices up to and including May 31:
Seating: Adult £170, concessions £105, children (aged 15 and under) £50. Standing only: Adult: £155, concessions: £90, children (aged 15 and under) £35. A Main Stand family season ticket (admitting two adults and two children) costs £400.