King’s Lynn Town FC striker John Sands can’t wait for the new season to start after playing his first minutes of pre-season on Tuesday night.
Sands (pictured with Lee Stevenson), who has missed the majority of the summer with an achillies tendonitis problem, came on as a second half substitute during the goalless draw at Grantham Town on Tuesday night.
Reserve youngsters Danny Setchell and Ryan Harnwell also featured against the Gingerbreads after the break.
After getting the first 25 minutes under his belt, a relieved Sands said: “It felt really good. I was itching to get back.
“It has been frustrating for me having to sit on the sidelines and watch the other players put in all of the hard work but now its great to be back playing again.
“I might be lacking a bit of match fitness, but I have been working hard in the gym and have been keeping myself in good shape.
“I’m really excited about the new season and hopefully I can start banging the goals in.”
Sands was due to get some more minutes in the bag for the reserves against Hunstanton last night.
On the appearance of his son Danny and Harnwell in the second half, Linnets boss Gary Setchell said: “They did reasonably well and it will be good experience for them.
“They are nowhere near ready to play Step 3 football yet but they will both be regulars in the reserve team.
“It is a big season for them and the likes of Kieran Shipp.”
The Linnets, who are without a friendly outing tomorrow, next host Boston United at The Walks on Tuesday night.
Lynn Reserves’ fixture at Fakenham Town has now been moved to next Wednesday, July 27, 7.45pm KO.
The Reserves won 4-1 at Cromer Town at the weekend, after goals from Daw, Mcquaid and Ward had them cruising 3-0 up at half-time.
King’s Lynn Ladies travel to Norwich City Ladies on Sunday at Easton College, 2pm.