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Kings Lynn Town 'can take confidence' ahead of Dover game, says boss




King’s Lynn Town will look to build on midweek success when they host Dover Athletic at The Walks tomorrow.

The Linnets go into the game on a high after Jamar Loza’s double gave them a 2-0 win at Barnet on Tuesday night.

And Loza said the team had to respond following their 5-1 drubbing at Sutton United last weekend.

The Walks stadium home of King's Lynn Town Football Club. (33875399)
The Walks stadium home of King's Lynn Town Football Club. (33875399)

He told King’s Lynn Town TV: “We went out today with a different mindset, mainly to not concede. We’ve been conceding a lot of cheap goals recently, as a team.

“We’ve been conceding too many goals, so I think that was the number one goal, to keep a clean sheet and then build from that which we’ve done, so we’re buzzing.”

Loza, whose previous goals for Lynn saw them come from behind to beat Woking in a thriller at The Walks three weeks ago, struck in each half as the Linnets recorded their first away league win since the victory at Maidenhead United in early October.

Jamar Loza celebrates after scoring the winning goal against his former club. Picture: Tim Smith. (42937052)
Jamar Loza celebrates after scoring the winning goal against his former club. Picture: Tim Smith. (42937052)

The Jamaican international said the Lynn squad is more talented than the Woking side which was in the hunt for the playoffs last season before the coronavirus pandemic took hold.

But he added: “It’s about us manning up quickly and realising it’s not all about pretty football, it’s about doing the hard graft and we did that today.”

Manager Ian Culverhouse said the Jamaican international had shown his ability at The Hive, adding: “Both goals were superb finishes and that’s the quality he’s got.”

Culverhouse also praised the resilience of his players, having described their weekend display as “weak.”

Lynn boss Ian Culverhouse. Picture: Ian Burt. (43194913)
Lynn boss Ian Culverhouse. Picture: Ian Burt. (43194913)

“Tonight, to a man, they were magnificent,” he said.

“We had to be organised tonight because the shape we played demanded that.

Victory over the struggling Whites on Saturday would give the Linnets successive league wins for the first time this season, ahead of the glamour FA Cup trip to Portsmouth next weekend.

Kyle Callan-McFadden is expected to join King's Lynn Town soon. Picture: Sligo Rovers (43133992)
Kyle Callan-McFadden is expected to join King's Lynn Town soon. Picture: Sligo Rovers (43133992)

And, although Culverhouse was cautious of suggesting Lynn had turned a corner following the Sutton result, he believes his team can take heart from their trip to north London.

He said: “That will just breed confidence now. Now we can go into Saturday and go again. Like I’ve always said, if you get momentum going, it’s a hard thing to stop.”

The Linnets are set to be further boosted by the arrival of defender Kyle Callan-McFadden, whose transfer was confirmed this morning.



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