King’s Lynn Town boss Setchell: We’ll be ready for big kick-off

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King’s Lynn Town manager Gary Setchell has reassured fans that his side will be ready for the big kick-off on August 6.

With Lynn’s new Southern League campaign just a week away, the Walks outfit suffered a 3-1 defeat at home to Boston United on Tuesday night.



But despite errors for all three of Boston’s goals, Setchell insists Lynn will be fully prepared when they entertain Merthyr Town a week on Saturday.

Setchell said: “We will be alright. There’s no panic setting in because we lost 3-1 to Boston United and made three horrible mistakes.

“As a group, defensively we were very poor and going forward with the ball we were okay at best.

“We are still trying to find a way with playing two up top and keeping Stevo (Lee Stevenson) on the pitch.

“We’ve got to learn from tonight and go again.”

Although it was Lynn’s first blemish of the summer, Setchell (pictured reacting to Lee Stevenson’s injury) was critical of the mistakes which cost his side.

“I wasn’t too worried about the result, but the manner of the goals we conceded I was concerned about,” said Setchell.

“We got caught on the ball on the halfway line for the first one and their lad has run through and scored.

“We underhit a pass back to our goalkeeper for the second and the third goal wasn’t even a good ball into the box and we’ve failed to contest a header at the back post.

“It was one of those performances that we throw in now and again and when you go three goals down you are never going to get back into the game whoever you are playing.”

Lynn were three goals down inside half-an-hour before Michael Clunan replied from the penalty spot in the second half.

Tomorrow, Setchell has injury concerns over three players going into the club’s final friendly at home to Lowestoft.

Lee Stevenson (thigh), Leon Mettam (ankle) and Alex Street (thigh) all limped off against the Pilgrims.

“I want to play my best team possible against Lowestoft, but if there’s any doubt it’s going to risk the three players for the Merthyr game then I won’t,” admitted Setchell.

“It would be stupid to do that. For me, it’s all about Merthyr and August 6, it doesn’t bother me if we were to lose 4-0 against Lowestoft.”

With John Sands on holiday for another week, Setchell may be forced to make changes for the visit of the Trawlerboys.

The Linnets chief hasn’t ruled out bringing in another new face to bolster his squad.

“We are still trying to get another one or two in. Players are getting released by clubs now so that does open up one or two doors.”