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King’s Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell has played down speculation linking him with the vacant managerial post at Boston United.

The Lincolnshire Echo has touted Setchell’s name with the York Street vacancy, along with former Histon boss Dennis Greene and ex-Grantham Town bosses Jimmy Albans and Wayne Hallcro.

But Setchell has denied having any contact with the Blue Square North outfit, who are keen to make an appointment by the end of this week, after the sacking of previous boss Jason Lee.

Setchell said: “I haven’t heard anything or spoken to anyone about the Boston United job and I’m happy to be manager at King’s Lynn.

“Boston are a big club and like ourselves they feel that should be playing at least a couple of levels higher than what they actually are.

“It’s flattering to be associated with other jobs because, contrary to what some people may think, it shows that we must be doing something right at our own club.

“I’m proud to be manager at King’s Lynn and I’m lucky to have a very good chairman who has supported me every step of the way.

“We’re trying to build something here. Lynn is a great job for me, but at 37 I’m still a very young manager and I’m still learning at a very big club.”

On Saturday, Lynn slumped to a 4-2 home defeat to bottom-of-the-table Hucknall Town on Saturday.

Setchell said: “When you concede goals to schoolboy defending like we did on Saturday there’s little you can do about it.

“You wouldn’t have seen defending as bad as that in an under 14 youth game

“It hurt me as much as it hurt everyone else. We’re trying to do things right but it still doesn’t mean we’ve got a divine right to go and win every game.

“We wanted to be promoted into a competitive league and that’s exactly what we’ve got. Every team from second to bottom are capable of beating each other.

“Yes we’ve only picked up one point out of a possible 12 in the league but we’ve still made a terrific start to the season whatever way you look at it.

“That’s football for you. It does have a habit of kicking you in the teeth sometimes. You can’t think that you’ve ever cracked it, because that’s never the case.

“We’ll bounce back and we will be working as hard ever with the players to make sure that we do.”