King’s Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell admitted he is going through the toughest test of his managerial career following Lynn’s latest defeat on their travels.
Despite being by far the better side for long periods in Cheshire, Saturday’s EvoStik League Premier Division 2-1 loss at Nantwich Town left the Linnets with only one win from their last seven games.
After the game, an honest Setchell said: “We’ve lost a few on the bounce and we’re now playing at a level where this can happen.
“It’s hurting me at the moment because I know we are better than what we are showing.
“I’ve had it all of my own way for the best part of five years. We were always up there in the UCL, had a good FA Trophy run and went straight through the southern section of the Northern Premier League.
“If I don’t improve on what we did last year I will be disappointed and we will have to really dig in to do that now.
“I will stand by that this is the best squad I’ve had overall. I openly came out and said we will go with a little bit more of a smaller squad to try to get more quality in and time will tell whether it is hurting us.
“You learn by your mistakes and if I have to go back to a squad of 17 and spread the money out a little bit more next season then we will have to do that.”