Setchell calls on fan power for King’s Lynn Town run-in

MLNF 3.10.15 Thumbs up from Gary Setchell at the final whistle ANL-151011-110404005
MLNF 3.10.15 Thumbs up from Gary Setchell at the final whistle ANL-151011-110404005
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King’s Lynn Town manager Gary Setchell hopes fan power can help push his side over the finishing line and into the Southern League Premier Division play-offs.

Setchell wants Linnets supporters to come out in their droves and back the team as they enter the final 11 games of a fantastic league season.

Six of those matches are at The Walks, starting tomorrow when seventh-placed Lynn host fourth-placed Hungerford Town.

Setchell, whose young-guns have exceeded all expectations this campaign, said: “We talk about King’s Lynn being a sleeping giant, a big club, one of the super powers of the Southern League support-wise, but we’ve got to show that now.

“We’ve got to come here Saturday. The players have got to perform, the supporters have got to turn up hopefully and we have got to get on the front foot.

“If we do that then it will be difficult for Hungerford who play in front of 125 every week.

“If we get 800 or 900 getting behind the team and the team give them something to get behind them about and we don’t fluff our lines like we did against Kettering then it could snowball for our last few home games. I’ve played here when the fans are getting behind you in the old days. We can still generate that as we’ve had it here sporadically over the last five years.”

Setchell believes that Lynn’s last six home games carry more significance than any they have faced since the club was reformed.

“We had a 1,000 against Holbeach on Boxing Day a few years ago, but that is nowhere near as big as Saturday,” said Setchell.

“Against Coalville, we had 1,400 here on a midweek night in October, but Saturday against Hungerford is bigger.

“This is bigger than the FA Cup game against AFC Fylde and all of our FA Vase matches.”

He added: “I want 900 here at the weekend and a thousand here the Saturday after. If we were 14th in the table, I couldn’t be asking for that.

“We’ve got a chance of getting in the play-offs and into the Conference set-up, so the prize is enormous.

“Like I said I’m not talking about it from a revenue point of view, I’m talking about giving our players an extra ten per cent for our last six home games. We’ve got a real opportunity, so we’ve got to grasp this.”