Linnets begin pre-season friendlies

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King’s Lynn Town begin their pre-season programme tomorrow with a trip to Harlow Town.

The charity game is for the Joma Challenge Cup, in memory of Jack Chapman Day, and will be played on Harlow’s 3D surface.

Linnets boss Gary Setchell, who will be taking a number of the club’s youngsters, will be without David Bridges (bad back) and Sam Gaughran (wedding).

On the recent arrival of Gaughran, Setchell said: “Sam’s record at Lowestoft over the last few years speaks for itself and he was highly thought of over there.

“He is an organiser, a leader and gets the job done.

“He is exactly what we needed from a defensive point of view.”

Setchell isn’t reading too much into Lynn’s summer fixtures.

“You want to get the fundamentals right. It is important that the new players gel in well with the rest of the squad,” said Setchell.

“Pre-season is good for fitness and working on shape, but the results count for little.

“In our first season back after being reformed we won all seven of our pre-season games and then went on to lose 3-0 at Long Buckby on the first day of the season.

“Another summer we went and lost 4-2 to Wisbech but went to win the league that season, so you can’t read anything into the results.

“We conceded 80 goals last season and that’s an area we’ve got to improve on. We’ve got to be a lot better defensively and tougher to break down.”