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King's Lynn boss impressed by trialists during Peterborough United win



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Tommy Widdrington has hailed the standard of King's Lynn Town's current crop of trialists as he looks to finalise his squad for the new National League North season.

The Linnets, who beat League One Peterborough United 1-0 on Wednesday night, have had several free agents training with them in an effort to win deals at The Walks.

And Lynn's boss admits he has been impressed with all of the wildcards following the slender victory over Posh.

Linnets boss Tommy Widdrington on the touchline during Wednesday night's 1-0 friendly success over Peterborough United at The Walks. Picture: Tim Smith (58136596)
Linnets boss Tommy Widdrington on the touchline during Wednesday night's 1-0 friendly success over Peterborough United at The Walks. Picture: Tim Smith (58136596)

Widdrington said: "I like all of the trialists, but I can't have them all for different reasons logistically and financially.

"The good thing is that we had four lads out there who are only 18 which bodes well for me because if I can call on a gene pool that is already at the football club then it makes my job a lot easier.

"I'm going to have to have a chat with a couple of them after tonight's game and tell them where I'm standing."

Lynn's pre-season plans have been hit by the late postponement of their game at Fakenham Town on Saturday.

The Thurlow Nunn Premier Division Ghosts are unable to fulfil the fixture.

"It's a huge blow, probably bigger than losing a game tonight," said Widdrington.

"Every footballer works to play on a Saturday. At this moment in time we haven't got a game and I'm sure the players don't want another day of my pre-season training."

Zain Walker came off the bench to score the only goal of the game against Posh and Lynn's boss was delighted with the performance.

"Fair play to the lads as I thought we weathered a storm early on," he said.

"Peterborough were excellent. They came out of the traps, looked bright and sharp and with the pitch a little bit slicker today than on Saturday, they moved the ball really well.

"The energy we expended keeping them at bay in the opening 15 minutes meant that when we did h=get the ball we didn't retain it well enough.

"Once we sorted that out we got in our stride and in the end I thought we were comfortable and dominated the second half.

"I was delighted for Zain (Walker) to score the goal when he came on, I thought he was excellent, on and off the ball.

"What also pleased me is the younger lads who came on a similar time to Saturday saw the game out and, in truth, we could have scored another goal or two."



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