Lynn target top four

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Fifth entertains sixth in the EvoStik Premier League tonight when the Linnets host Ilkeston at The Walks (7.45pm).

Lynn go into the game on the back of a six-match unbeaten run in league and cup football.

Depending on how Ramsbottom fare at home to Whitby, three points could move Lynn into the top four.

Linnets boss Gary Setchell said: “We’ve got ourselves in a position with ten points from the last 12 where we can play with some freedom.

“We’ve done some hard yards the last three or four weeks.

“Ilkeston will come and bop it about as they have an average age of about 19 in their side and big Duffers (Rob Duffy) up front who everything goes to.

“They will run into the ground and we will have to stay in the game at times. But when teams come at us that’s when we are at our most dangerous because we hit them on the break with a lot of pace.”

The clubs drew 3-3 when they met in early September, with Lynn netting two goals in the last ten minutes to come back from 3-1 down, in a game where manager Setchell said his side were ‘murdered’ at times.

Former Linnet Duffy was on target for the Robins and he currently leads the Premier Division scoring charts with 11 goals, three coming from the penalty spot.

Since Lynn visited the New Manor Ground, Ilkeston have played just the one away game in the league, losing 2-1 at Barwell.

Lynn’s scheduled EvoStik League trip to Frickley Athletic on Tuesday, November 4, has been postponed with their hosts in county cup action that night.