King's Lynn Town boss counting down games in National League ahead of Maidenhead visit.
King’s Lynn Town manager Ian Culverhouse can be forgiven for counting down the games left this season as the Linnets prepare to welcome Maidenhead to The Walks tomorrow.
The Lynn boss continues to mix and match before he begins a major rebuilding job during the summer.
It has become an uphill struggle in the last few weeks as the club see out a campaign that became a complete dead rubber following the National League’s decision to carry on playing in the middle of February.
Culverhouse said: “We’ve been dragging people off the streets to come to play for nothing. I’ve no doubt they will be better players for the experience once the season has finished but at the moment I hope the season finished quite quickly.
“You are asking players to play a certain style that they are probably not used to and they want a chance to show what they can do.
“But we can’t have a team of individuals as individuals don’t win you anything. It’s about being a collective unit and you just need them to play in a team structure. We want to be competitive and at the moment we are doing that in certain spells of games.
“I thought we were magnificent at Aldershot, against Dagenham I thought we never turned up and laid a glove on them and in the second half against Stockport.”
Added to the players currently on furlough and Lynn’s long-term injury list, Culverhouse will also be without defender Elkan Baggott and midfielder Cameron King for the visit of The Magpies – a club the Linnets chief has a lot of admiration for.
“Maidenhead always find a way to stay in this league and that is a blueprint that we should be looking at,” he said.
“They are about the same size as us as a club but every season they still stay in the league. They’ve got a very good manager who is very clued up.”
Lynn have the opportunity to complete their third double of the season when they entertain the 12th-placed Magpies.
When the sides met in October, goals by Simon Power, Dayle Southwell saw Lynn come back from behind to cancel out two Sam Barratt penalties before a 90th minute Aaron Jones goal saw Lynn triumph 3-2.
The Magpies have had a rather mixed season with good and poor runs of results.
Going into the game against Weymouth on Tuesday they had managed a run of four games without defeat with 16-goal striker Danilo Orsi-Dadomo targeting a place the play-offs.