Linnets’ Setchell promises fans more new signings

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King’s Lynn Town manager Gary Setchell has promised fans that the final two pieces of his Southern League jigsaw will be in place for the big kick-off on August 8.

The Linnets boss remains in the market for a centre-half and a striker with the new campaign just over a month away.

Setchell told the Lynn News: “It’s no big secret which two areas we need new players for and I’m very close to bringing another one or two new faces in.

“The season doesn’t kick-off for another five to six weeks and there will be a lot of players looking for clubs before then.

“Switching leagues didn’t help me as we missed out on a certain signing and potentially another one, but then if we hadn’t have moved then we may have not got the players we have brought in, so it’s swings and roundabouts really.

“This is my sixth season as manager and I’m not going to panic.

“A couple of seasons ago I may have done. I have spoken to lots of potential signings and I’m monitoring the situation.”

Setchell this week missed out on the signature of former Wroxham frontman Remy Gordon, who put pen-to-paper for league rivals St Neots.

Gordon notched 22 goals for the Yachtsmen last season and Setchell said: “I’ve lost out on a couple of players to St Neots now in Ryan Hawkins and Remy Gordon, but that’s football.

“St Neots have the spending power and will be strong next season, as will sides like Poole. It won’t be any different to the Northern Premier League other than the fact that we might be able to get it down and play a bit more football.”

The Linnets began pre-season training on Tuesday night and Setchell was delighted with the shape of his players on their return.

“All of the players have come back in tremendous nick,” admitted Setchell.

“We had a very high-intensity session. We’ve got a very fit-looking side with some very good footballers in it.”

Tomorrow, the club will be hosting an open day at The Walks.

Starting at 2pm, following trials for the newly-formed under-18 side, Lynn’s new kit will be on show.

The open day is free and all fans are welcome to attend.