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Linnets boss feels teenage striker needs a run of games in the side

King's Lynn Town manager Ian Culverhouse believes there is untapped potential in young striker Harry Limb.

The 19-year-old frontman has endured somewhat of a frustrating campaign so far having arrived at The Walks from Premier League Burnley over the summer and is currently sidelined with tendonitis in his knee.

It was a little more than a year ago when with the Clarets that Limb was called into the Northern Ireland under-19 side, making his debut and playing the full 90 minutes in a 2-1 defeat against Poland.

Striker Harry Limb in action for King's Lynn Town this season.
Striker Harry Limb in action for King's Lynn Town this season.

And Culverhouse has already seen enough in the Lincolnshire-based youngster to know that he can play a part in a King's Lynn Town promotion push.

Culverhouse said: "Harry gets into very good areas and his movement is very good off the ball.

"We've just got to progress that, but we need him on the field and playing regularly first.

"He's picked up an injury, which we've got to be careful with, so it's frustrating for the lad. It has been very stop-start for him and he's low on confidence at the minute."

Lynn's chief feels that Limb, who last found the back of the net against Banbury towards the end of September, needs some TLC to grab a starring role at the club.

"I think Harry needs an arm around him and a little bit of tender care," said Culverhouse.

"He also needs a run of games in the side and with us having such a shallow squad at the moment, it doesn't allow him to do that."

Culverhouse hopes he can work alongside chairman Stephen Cleeve and director of football Robbie Back to “reinforce” the first-team squad ahead of a busy December.

The Linnets face a gruelling eight-game schedule next month and, with one or two players presently carrying knocks, Culverhouse is keen to strengthen his hand.

“We need as many bodies as we can so we can’t afford to rush players and for them to be out long term, we have to be careful with them,” said Culverhouse.

"We are actively looking. I had a meeting with Steve and Robbie (director of football Robbie Back) and we are just looking at different possibilities.

"The option is there but it is just getting the right one in. We don’t just want someone to fill a number, we want someone to contribute to the group.”

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