Webb's warning to under performers

King's Lynn boss Keith Webb yesterday warned his under performing players they are on borrowed time.

King's Lynn boss Keith Webb yesterday warned his under performing players they are on borrowed time.

The Linnets' chief stepped up his search for fresh faces after lowly Corby wrecked Lynn's 100% home record on Tuesday night.

Webb admitted crunch time is rapidly approaching after a second Southern League, Premier Division defeat in three matches for the pre-season title favourites.

Linnets' chairman Ken Bobbins recently revealed the club are in the market for fresh Conference level recruits. Former Histon and current AFC Sudbury wideman James Rowe was transfer listed earlier this week by the Ryman Premier outfit. Rowe terrorised Lynn during the clubs' FA Trophy tussles last month.

“I've got some harsh decisions to make,” said Webb. “I'm paid to make those and I will. I've been more than fair with the players but its time to take stock. We've already made one or two phone calls because at the minute I'm very frustrated.

“We're not doing what we show in training, there's no confidence when we try to pass the ball. If people can't do what I ask then we have to look at the situation.”

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Webb revealed former Norwich midfielder Phil Mulryne could face a lengthy lay off after tearing his groin during the warm up in Lynn's 1-0 midweek defeat.

“It could be long term which obviously must come into my thinking,” he said. “He's torn an abductor muscle which doesn't help us when he goes down so late and we've done all our preparations. We would still have gone with the same system but Phil would've been a key part of that.

“I just felt the five in midfield would make us more solid. We ended up with four strikers on the pitch at the end so you can't say we didn't have a go.”

Webb is poised for some tough talking with his squad at training tonight ahead of a weekend trip to Cirencester.

“Emotions run too high straight after a game,” he said. “I needed to have a look at it in the cold light of day. We just have to settle the boys down and go again. I think the side ended up carrying one or two players the other night so I'll be monitoring the injury situation with the lads who missed out.

“At this moment we are shooting ourselves in the foot. The goal we conceded is schoolboy stuff. We've played a ball across our own penalty box and you shouldn't do that in any level of football. We get a penalty, there's no real confidence in the strike and for me it affected Michael Frew in a big way for the rest of the game.”

The Linnets' chief admitted his men had again short changed the home support.

“I asked them for their backing and they were superb,” he said. “There was no negativity and there is no way we can hide behind the excuse of playing at home with all the expectation that brings. We let them down.”