Defender Jackson Ramm says the current King’s Lynn Town squad have a better chance of succeeding in the play-offs – should they reach them – than the Cambridge City side which he played for last season.
Youngster Ramm (21) was part of The Lilywhites squad which suffered Southern League Premier play-off heartache at the hands of St Albans last term.
And although Lynn currently find themselves sitting in a mid-table berth in the EvoStik Premier League, Ramm believes the current crop of players at The Walks have enough about them to go on and achieve promotion.
Ramm, who also netted against the Linnets in the FA Cup in the same campaign, said: “I was part of the Cambridge City side which lost to St Albans in the play-offs last season, but this King’s Lynn squad is better than that team.
“The squad is full of quality and all 17 players are good enough to start.
“The Lynn squad is massively better in terms of quality and experience. We have players who can cause havoc in all areas on the pitch.”
Ramm, who arrived at the club in the summer, feels the players have to take full responsibility for some of their performances on their travels this season.
“When you score three goals away from home you shouldn’t be losing football matches,” said Ramm, referring to the 4-3 Boxing Day defeat at Barwell.
“We started so brightly but found ourselves 3-0 down after 20 minutes due to individual errors.
“As a team we let the manager, the backroom staff, the fans and ourselves down in that game.
“For some reason we lacked in certain areas but as a team we are in it together from number one to 17.
“I can’t put my finger on why we haven’t been performing away from home as we have when playing in front of our own fans.”
The marauding full-back, who once played for England’s Under-18s in a 3-0 win over Poland, believes Lynn’s next away success can kick-start a sustained play-off push.
“If you go back to the start of the season we went seven or eight games in the league without being beaten,” said the former Blackburn scholar, who also spent a season with Colchester United.
“I think our next away win can really be the start of another long unbeaten run.
“We’ve got away fixtures against Witton and Grantham this month and both of those are winnable.
“It really is a tough league compared to the Southern League, as there are no easy games, but if we can sort our away form out I really feel we can go on and achieve something this season.”
Tomorrow, Lynn, who were due to host Stamford at The Walks yesterday, entertain Halesowen – one of Henry Eze’s former clubs.
In the reverse fixture earlier this season, the Linnets were denied all three points following a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw at The Grove.
Tomorrow, King’s Lynn Town Reserves, whose game against Dereham on Tuesday was postponed due to a frozen pitch, travel to Woodbridge in Division One of the Thurlow Nunn League.