King’s Lynn Town boss Ian Culverhouse has challenged the younger players at the club to play themselves into his Southern League plans for next season.
The injury-hit Linnets travel to promotion-chasing Slough Town tomorrow with their manager still assessing his full playing squad at The Walks.
A number of reserve team players have featured for the senior side in recent games and Culverhouse said: “I still want to give everyone a good chance. If they seize that task then it’s a tick in the right box.
“If it proves a bit too much then I will know exactly what I need at the end of the season.”
Lynn’s boss expects more players to part company with the club at the end of the current campaign.
“There’s people who have already left this football club and I expect there will be even more people to leave during the summer.
“There will also be people coming in, but they’ve got to be the right ones to complement the group of players already here at the moment.”
Defender Jordan Yong joined Lynn’s long injury list of Sam Gaughran, Tom Ward, Ryan Fryatt, Matty Castellan, Conor Marshall and Ryan Hawkins last weekend.
Both Marshall and Hawkins are edging closer to a first team return and Culverhouse said: “We are down to the bare bones. It’s frustrating, but that’s how it is.
“I’m running out of players to look at but plenty of other people are getting a chance.”
Slough Town, who remain in fourth position in the table, will be looking to avenge the heavy 5-2 defeat suffered at The Walks back in January.
The Rebels suffered a first defeat in four matches when losing 1-0 at Frome Town on Saturday.
But their have proved a formidable outfit at Arbour Park this season, having lost only four games on their own patch.