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King's Lynn boss will be forced to shuffle his pack with striker facing three-match suspension




Ian Culverhouse is widely regarded as one of the most intelligent footballing minds around.

The King's Lynn Town boss is known for his shrewd tactics and the solidity in his game plan, but even his patience will have been pushed to the limit by an early-season suspension for Junior Morias.

Morias was shown a straight red card late on in Saturday's National League opener against Southend United for a reckless stamp on Southend’s Jason Demetrio.

Junior Morias was sent off for a stamp on Jason Demetriou. (50455744)
Junior Morias was sent off for a stamp on Jason Demetriou. (50455744)

The former Peterborough United frontman now faces a three-match spell on the sidelines and Lynn's boss will be forced to shuffle his already small pack for Saturday's trip to Yeovil.

Culverhouse said: “It was a flash point, I think he was caught from behind, and he’s reacted but that’s the way he is. He plays on the edge.

“As soon as he did it, he realised what he had done. We can’t really afford that, we have barely got a squad as it is.

“I will speak to him and we will look at it again. It happened so quickly, the old Wenger one, I didn’t really see it so we will view it again.”

Junior Morias was sent off for a stamp on Jason Demetriou. (50455746)
Junior Morias was sent off for a stamp on Jason Demetriou. (50455746)

Lynn's boss was full of praise for some of his new signings after handing several of them their first game at the Walks.

Experienced goalkeeper Paul Jones, who made a string of impressive saves between the posts, was one of them.

The showstopper's display drew praise from his boss who said: “There’s no fluster about him, he just calms and talks to the people around and dictates where he wants them and I thought the two key saves he made were outstanding.

“He’s a calm influence, he has got bags and bags of experience, he’s been around the block a few times.

“We were young last year with keepers who sometimes could get a little bit bullied and not be as vocal as much. With Jonesy in there we will be safe.”

Paul Bastock & Ian Culverhouse on the sidelines. (50455739)
Paul Bastock & Ian Culverhouse on the sidelines. (50455739)

Midfielder Joe Rowley, who signed for the Linnets on loan from Chesterfield, was also a bright spark in the middle of the park against the Shrimpers.

“He was very good as well, he found good pockets, he’s only going to get better as he gets fitter," admitted the Lynn boss.

"He ain’t played a game in a long long time, so his legs were maybe a bit tired.

“We just got to get the ball into him on the half turn more, he will be alright at this level."



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