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King's Lynn Town manager Ian Culverhouse airs his concerns at not being able to strengthen his injury-ravaged in the National League North




Linnets boss Ian Culverhouse has expressed his annoyance at not being able to strengthen his injury-ravaged squad.

Culverhouse voiced his concerns following this afternoon's 2-2 draw against Altrincham at The Walks, where Jake Moult's last-gasp goal earned the Robins a point.

The Lynn chief has been keen to bring in some defensive cover after long-term injuries to both Chris Smith and Ryan Fryatt left the club with only one recognised centre back.

King's Lynn Town manager Ian Culverhouse. (19764465)
King's Lynn Town manager Ian Culverhouse. (19764465)

Addressing the media after the game, a clearly-frustrated Culverhouse, whose side have exceeded all expectations at the start of this season, said: "What I will say will get me in trouble, so I'm best not to say anything.

"We need reinforcements as we've got 14 players and everyone can see what we are like. It will be the same lot on Tuesday who have been doing it all season for us.

"When injuries kick in like they have for us, this is all we've got, there's nothing else. We've got a few knocks in there now, so we'll get on the bus on Tuesday and have a count up and see what we can do."

On the current situation, Culverhouse added: "We need help, everyone can see it. We've got a 21-year-old (Ross Barrows) right-back playing centre-half but we're going to get found out in the end.

"This is too good a league to keep putting square pegs in round holes. You've got to have the right pegs in the right holes to stand a chance of competing and that's all we want to do.

"I just want to give the boys help in there for what they are doing for this football club."

The Lynn boss is reluctant to use of the club's younger players at Kidderminster on Tuesday night with the under-18s having a big FA Youth Cup game at Ipswich Town 24-hours later.

"I wouldn't like to use them because they've got a big game on Wednesday," he said.

"It would be hard to drag a few of the young kids all the way up to Kidderminster just to fill up the bench."

Culverhouse left the Linnets under a cloud during his first spell at the club in April 2018 after helping them to the Southern League Play-Off final against Slough Town.

After departing the club, Culverhouse told the media at the time: “There have been a lot of things going on behind the scenes this year that I’ve had to question.

“People see a winning team on the pitch and they think everything is rosy, but there have been some issues which I’m not sure will be resolved."

He made a dramatic return to The Walks for a second spell in the hot seat in November last year.

The former Norwich City coach subsequently guided Lynn to promotion to the National League North after a dramatic 3-2 victory over Warrington in the Super Play-Off final in May.


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