King's Lynn Town boss not even thinking about being top of the National League North
King’s Lynn Town manager Ian Culverhouse says he is not even thinking about being top of the league on the eve of his side’s trip to Spennymoor Town.
A 3-2 victory over Alfreton Town at The Walks on Tuesday saw the Linnets climb to the summit after previous leaders York City were held to a goalless draw at Guiseley.
But Culverhouse is keeping his feet firmly on the ground despite Lynn’s dream start, saying: “It’s only nine games, but it just goes to show what a good group we’ve got in that dressing room.
“I think the surprise element has gone now and I think everyone is noticing that we are a decent team.
“To be where we are is a phenomenal achievement and I can’t speak highly enough of the players.”
The Lynn chief says staying up remains the club’s number one priority this season.
“It’s all about us staying in the league, we’re not getting carried away,” admitted Culverhouse.
“For us, it’s all about small steps. If we can get a foothold in this league, we’ll only be better next season.”
Culverhouse is expecting few favours from a Spennymoor side who lost out in the play-offs last season.
“They are a very good side,” he said.
“They’ve been playing a lot of games away from home because of their ground. With a lot of home matches to play, I can see them really kicking on now.
“It will be another real hard task for us at Spennymoor, but you can rely on this lot.”
The Lynn boss hinted that the club may appeal Rory McAuley’s red card against Alfreton.
“I thought there was a foul on Rory leading up to it, so we’re going to have to have a look at the tape and see if there’s an appeal.
“Rory said that he didn’t catch him, it might have been a flailing arm but I don’t think it was enough to send the man rolling down on the floor.”
Lynn were forced to show a different side to their game against the Reds and Culverhouse said: “I don’t think we played much football, it was more of a battle.
“The lads were exceptional.
“We stood up to what Alfreton threw at us and I never thought we were really stretched at any time.”