There is light at the end of the tunnel for King’s Lynn Town FC manager Gary Setchell’s injury-stricken squad as Kern Miller, Conor Marshall and Sam Gaughran were due to return to training last night.
The trio give the Linnets a timely boost before they entertain eighth place Slough Town tomorrow at The Walks.
Setchell said: “All three will hopefully be training on Thursday night, and we’ll assess it from there.
“It will be good to get them back. The younger players have come in and done well but people like Kern and Sam have been key players for us – we mustn’t lose grasp of that.”
Slough have had one defeat in their last seven league outings.
The change in fortune coincided with three loan players arriving: Declan Benjamin and Paul Stonehouse have recently returned to Oxford City but Charlie Strutton (five goals in nine games) has had his loan extended from Braintree Town.
Setchell added of tomorrow’s visitors: “Slough are a big, strong side and they are the type we tend to do well against. Hopefully that will continue.”
After their midweek replay win over Belper the Linnets pocketed £2,700 and progress to the second qualifying round on Saturday, November 14 at Nantwich Town.
Setchell said: “We’ve pulled out a Step 3 side who are third in their league but we can’t really argue, with the cup draws we’ve had in the last few years.
“We got a result at Belper and got them back to our place. We’re looking to do the same at Nantwich – get on the bus with a result.”
Midfielder Lee Smith picked up slight tendonitis in his Achilles heel and will be assessed before the Slough game.