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Linnets boss looking for a big response from his players

King’s Lynn Town manager Ian Culverhouse is confident his side will bounce back at St Ives tomorrow, declaring he has “every faith” in his players.

Culverhouse’s side suffered a disappointing 3-0 defeat at Hitchin – their first setback in the league for almost five months – on Wednesday night and the Linnets boss expects a big response from his players against the in-form Saints.

Linnets boss Ian Culverhouse (5981627)
Linnets boss Ian Culverhouse (5981627)

Looking ahead to the game, Culverhouse said: “I’ve got every faith in those players in that dressing room. You only have to look at where they were to where they are now, they’ve been absolutely brilliant for this club.

“We always knew that our run would come to an end at some point as this league doesn’t allow you to go unbeaten for a long period of time.

“I’m sure the players are hurting in the dressing room and will turn up at St Ives and be right at it. It’s not a nice place to go and we’ve got to make sure that we react in the right manner.

“I’ve got every confidence in that group to come out and respond in the right way.

“St Ives will play forward quickly and get numbers around the ball and we will have to stand up to that and impose our own game on them.”

Culverhouse, who was in charge for 14 games of Lynn’s 19-match unbeaten streak, admitted he was disappointed with the manner of his side’s defeat against the Canaries.

“It was just the manner how we lost and the players are well aware of that in that changing room,” said the Lynn chief.

“There were too many players off the pace and we were beaten by the better side who wanted it more.

"We conceded a goal from another restart and that’s my biggest bugbear. It’s something I need to work harder with the players on at training.

“I thought Michael (Gash) was exceptional against Hitchin. He won everything in the air but we didn’t react quick enough to the second balls around him.”

The Linnets hope to have both Frazer Blake-Tracy and Ryan Fryatt back and available for selection after injury and illness respectively.


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