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King's Lynn Town boss prepared to try new ideas ahead of National League North canpaign




King’s Lynn Town boss Ian Culverhouse is prepared to tinker with his best laid plans – if it means bringing the club better results in the National North next season.

Culverhouse has brought a whole new tactical mindset to Lynn since his return to the dugout last season and the Lynn boss is ready to make the transition to Step Two football as smooth as possible.

Managers have different formations, different tactical ideas and different ways of evaluating players and Culverhouse is no exception.

Ian Culverhouse issues instructions to the second half squad. (13819837)
Ian Culverhouse issues instructions to the second half squad. (13819837)

Speaking after the 5-1 victory at Stamford on Saturday, Culverhouse said: “We are looking at things.

“I don’t want to be predictable, so we need a plan B up there.

“We will have a look at things in the five games we have got.

“I was really pleased with them, they took on board the instructions and I thought they were excellent in possession.

“There were a couple of times we were a bit sloppy but we are trying, that’s the main thing.”

The Lynn boss added: “We handled the ball okay. I am not that bothered about scores – scorelines don’t count.

“It is just looking at combinations and the way we are passing the ball.

“The pitch was a bit sticky, but I was pleased with them. Their work rate was very good.

“You are just looking at fitness levels and things like that.”

The Linnets continued their pre-season preparations with a repeat scoreline against Bury Town on Tuesday night.

Lynn used a total of 23 players over the 90 minutes, including returning goalkeeper Alex Street.

The Walks outfit raced into a four-goal interval lead thanks to a 36-minute treble from Adam Marriott and a Toby Hilliard strike.

Lynn made a host of changes at the break but were still comfortable throughout.

Cruise Nyadza pulled a goal back for the hosts, but it was the Linnets who had the final say following a Natty Stewart header.

Tomorrow, Lynn head to Needham Market for their third friendly of the summer.

After tomorrow, the Linnets host Dereham Town at the Walks on Tuesday night and travel to Braintree next Saturday.

Culverhouse’s side will conclude their close-season preparations with a home clash against a Charlton under-23s side on Tuesday, July 30.

n Elsewhere, Swaffham Town defeated Yarmouth 3-1 on Tuesday night with Alex Vincent, Sam Carter and Scott Moore all finding the back of the net.

Tomorrow, Paul Hunt’s troops are back in friendly action once again when they welcome Peterborough Northern Star to Shoemakers Lane.


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