Linnets go on hunt for Easter safety

Lee Stevenson urging his Linnets team on versus Blyth 28.3.15
Lee Stevenson urging his Linnets team on versus Blyth 28.3.15
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King’s Lynn Town go into the Easter programme looking for at least one win to all but secure their Premier Division status for next season.

Gary Setchell’s men are six points off the drop zone with five games to go and should be safe.

Tomorrow, the Linnets travel to Trafford, who look doomed for relegation, before hosting play-off chasing Barwell on Easter Monday.

Lynn’s defensive deficiencies have been exposed too regularly since the turn of the new year.

Recent signing Lee Stevenson finds it hard to believe that the club are currently situated where they are in the table.

Stevenson (pictured) said: “King’s Lynn is a massive club, especially in this division. They shouldn’t be in this situation and are a growing club.

“We will be going into the final five games of the season looking to pick up as many points as possible.

“From what I saw in the first-half against Blyth Spartans, the club should be pushing for the play-offs.

“As a team performance last Saturday, I thought we let ourselves down in the last half-an-hour.

“After conceding a sloppy second goal, we switched off for the third. Heads dropped and we went through the motions.”

Speaking about the last few seasons in the game, the attacking midfielder said: “I’ve had a good four or five years in football.

“It has been good to me. Winning the Conference National (with Mansfield) was the highlight of my career, while going on to play in League Two is something I will never forget.”

Linnets boss Setchell knows what is needed to 
help his side improve next season.

“I know what we need in the summer and I will get them, it’s as simple as that,” said Setchell.

“We’ve got the makings of a decent squad here, but we need to add one or two very important ingredients to the cake.

“If we do that and I get it right, we will be very, very competitive.

“I still want to finish in the top half this season. I want us to go out and win all five of our last five games.

“With the squad we’ve got, if we cut the mistakes out we are more than capable of doing that.”

Dan Quigley and Michael Frew complete their three-game suspensions tomorrow, while striker Sam Mulready sits out a one-game ban.

The trio will all return for the visit of Barwell on Monday (3pm).