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King’s Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell insists his side are ready for their trip to league leaders Coalville – if the game beats the big freeze.

The clash will be the subject of an early-morning pitch inspection tomorrow.

At thet ime of going to press yesterday, the Owen Street Sports Ground was still covered by about three inches of snow.

Ravens officials, who cleared the paths around the ground yesterday, are due to shovel the snow off the pitch early tomorrow morning.

Linnets boss Setchell said: “The weather is killing everyone at the minute, and we just want to get on and play football.

“It has been a difficult week for everyone and it’s no fun training and running in the snow, but we’ve been preparing as though the game is going to go ahead.”

Since their defeat at The Walks back in October, Coalville have only tasted defeat a further once at Lincoln United.

Setchell, who has set his side a target of 28 points from their final 21 games to reach the play-offs, knows the enormity of the task ahead, saying: “It’s a big game for us and there has been a lot of rivalry between the two teams in the last few seasons.

“Coalville have been the stand-out team in the league.

“They are very well-organised and are tough to beat, but it would be great if we could go there and get a positive result on Saturday.

“We will be going there looking to win the game, but if we weren’t to win it would be Coalville’s title to lose.”

Captain Richard Bunting and striker Russell Dunkley are rated as 50/50 for tomorrow’s trip to Leicestershire.

Setchell was yesterday trying to secure the services of on-loan striker Sam Mulready for the remainder of the season.