Linnets boss Ian Culverhouse isn't fooled by mid-table Lambs ahead of Southern Centreal Premier Division clash
King’s Lynn Town boss Ian Culverhouse claims he “isn’t fooled” by Tamworth’s mid-table position in the league table as his side prepare to take on their old foes at The Walks tomorrow.
Tamworth, who along with Lynn were tipped up as promotion candidates at the beginning of the season, have endured a difficult season and currently sit 11th in the table.
But their recent form has been very good and last weekend they collected three points on their travels at Royston Town to make it just two defeats in their last 11 games.
Looking ahead to the game, Culverhouse said: “We are playing a side that have got nothing to lose. Tamworth are not going to go down and they are not going to go up, so they can play with an abandonment of freedom.
“Teams like that can be very dangerous opponents as there’s nothing on the game for them, but we’ve got to do our job and make sure that we remain strong.
“We were all disappointed by the result at Banbury, but it was just one of those days and I can’t fault anything the players have done.
“When you think back to where they were to where they are now it is testament to the group who have done absolutely brilliantly for this football club.”
The Lambs have collected wins over a number of Lynn’s play off rivals this season with the likes of Alverchurch, Stourbridge and Stratford Town among their scalps.
The reverse fixture between the two teams was settled by a Michael Clunan goal back in August in what turned out to be Lynn’s first win of the campaign.
Defender Joe Robinson is likely to miss out through injury, while Lynn will monitor the trio of Michael Clunan (toe), Ryan Hawkins (foot) and Ryan Jarvis.
Jarvis picked up a dead leg during the 2-0 defeat at Banbury last weekend and Culverhouse said: “Why push people when we’ve got good players on the bench? We will have to monitor that one.”
A win for Lynn will maintain pressure on second-placed Stourbridge.