Stevenson: King’s Lynn Town are looking upwards

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Lee Stevenson believes King’s Lynn Town can draw a line under their indifferent beginning to the Southern League Premier Division season and start to look upwards.

Going into their Boxing Day clash at home to Kettering, the attacking midfielder feels that Lynn’s recent form shows what they are capable of in the second half of the campaign.

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The Linnets have won their last two league encounters and Stevenson said: “We’ve now secured two wins in a week so hopefully we are heading in the right direction.

“We’ve just got to sort out our form a little bit away from home. We’ve got to be a bit more disciplined on the road but it’s still a learning curve for the squad.

“It was a huge win for us at Paulton on Saturday on a horrible pitch and in horrible conditions.

“This season we’ve won a couple then lost a couple. It has been a bit stop-start but hopefully we can keep this mini run going.”

Stevenson added: “It makes the Kettering home game a massive one for both sides and it’s a match that neither team will want to lose.

“If we can win then we can overtake them in the table, where if they win then 
they will pull further clear of us.”

Stevenson, who has netted nine times for Lynn this season, is delighted with his recent form on the pitch.

“I’m probably playing the best I have all season,” admitted Stevenson.

“I set up a goal at Paulton and should have had one myself.

“I’m playing in a different position to what I was at the start of the season so hopefully I can go on and score a few more goals.”

The festive visit of the Poppies (3pm) brings Linnets boss Gary Setchell face-to-face with his former club.

After some disappointing gates this campaign, Setchell hopes that the mouthwatering clash will bring fans out in their droves.

“It’s the glamour game of the season for us,” said Setchell.

“Kettering have always been renowned as a big club and that’s no different now.

“I’m sure that they will bring a few supporters along with them so it would be nice to get a bumper gate.

“When we were in the UCL we were getting 800 people regularly through the gates.

“If we were top of this league I’m sure we would still be getting those, if not more, type of gates but that is beyond us at the minute.

“We’ve got a young squad but we are heading in the right direction.

“Kettering are the type of team who we will do well against. Let’s hope people will come out and watch us put on a good performance.”