Setchell wants King’s Lynn Town players to continue momentum at home to Dorchester

Dylan Edge celebrates after putting the Linnets ahead.
MLNF 8.3.16
Dylan Edge celebrates after putting the Linnets ahead. MLNF 8.3.16
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King’s Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell wants his players to take their recent momentum into tomorrow’s home clash against Dorchester.

Despite last Saturday’s home game against Hungerford falling foul of the weather, the Linnets very much remain in the play-off picture.

Setchell said: “If we repeat what we’ve done in our last ten games in our next ten then we will have a very good chance of making the play-offs.

“In our last ten games we have played the likes of Redditch, Poole and Chippenham. In our next ten we’ve got three sides at the top end of the league, but our other matches are against sides in the bottom half of the table.

“The league has levelled up a bit with teams catching up on games and hopefully the interest from last week will carry on over into this week.

“We couldn’t ask for a better scenario and it is still very much in our hands.”

Setchell knows that victory over the 11th-spot visiting Magpies tomorrow will all but end their play-off interest.

“Up until Tuesday night, Dorchester were right in the mix. They will be desperate for a win against us, but if we beat them that will almost put them out of the picture.

“At the moment you’ve got three or four teams pushing for the title and eight or nine sides pushing for three play-off places.”

Although club captain Sam Gaughran rolled his ankle in the week, the Linnets hope to have a clean bill of health for the game.

Linnets officials are confident Saturday’s game will beat the recent deluge of rain.

More than 27 millimetres of the wet stuff fell in less than 24 hours on Wednesday.

Club press officer Mark Hearle said: “The weather forecast for the next couple of days is good so we don’t anticipate any problems.

“We would just advise supporters to check the club’s website or Twitter on the morning of the match.”

Lynn would like to see a bumper gate following the major disappointment of last Saturday’s postponement.

“Last Saturday was one of the biggest anti-climaxes since I’ve been involved with the club,” said Hearle.