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King's Lynn Town boss reveals that he knows his side for the club's National League North opener at Guiseley on Saturday




With the pre-season friendlies now out of the way, attention has started to turn to this weekend and the National League North curtain raiser.

For King's Lynn Town it is a trip on Saturday to Guiseley to open their campaign, the Linnets aiming to get their new adventure off to a good start at Nethermoor Park and on the right foot.

And Lynn boss Ian Culverhouse has revealed that he already knows his starting eleven for the club's opening fixture in Yorkshire.

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Speaking after watching his team draw 3-3 with Charlton Athletic under-23s at the Walks on Tuesday night, Culverhouse said: "I know my team.

"I've had an idea for a while, for a couple of weeks now. The main thing now is with the end of the pre-season games that I am still able to pick that side.

"There's no injuries. Everyone is up and around the minutes I wanted them to have, which is important.

"We can now go in there as a group and give it a real go."

Lynn’s season may not have kicked-off yet but their preparations certainly have done with Culverhouse and the club looking to step up their analysis, both on and off the pitch.

"We will train on Thursday and we'll do a little bit of analysis as well," admitted Culverhouse.

"The league we are going into is a good professional league and it's important that we move this club with it.

"The analysis side of things becomes really important now and where we can help these players we will do by giving them feedback."

Guiseley may have just avoided relegation by the skin of their teeth last season, but the Linnets chief feels that his side couldn't have a tougher assignment to mark their return to Step Two football.

"They are good at home," said Culverhouse.

"Stockport, who went up last year, didn't beat them in the two games that they played against them.

"I've seen some clips of them and Stockport drew there last week in a pre-season game.

"I listened to the Stockport manager afterwards, who said that he wanted to play Guiseley as he knew it would be a very physical test.

"We know what we are going to get and we've got to be ready and prepared to stand up to it."


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