King's Lynn boss wants to give fans 'something to shout about' in BT Sport televised clash
Ian Culverhouse wants to give the King's Lynn Town fans “something to shout about” in front of the BT Sport cameras tomorrow evening.
Dagenham & Redbridge are the visitors to The Walks as the Linnets look to pick up their first points on home territory.
Going into their third home fixture of the campaign, Culverhouse's troops have already suffered home defeats against two of the league's giants in Southend United and Chesterfield – games which have seen Lynn outnumbered on the terraces by opposing fans.
But with the league leaders unlikely to bring the same level of support and, with the game being screened live on TV, the Lynn boss hopes the club's home faithful will give his side an extra edge.
Culverhouse said: "The two home games we've had so far have felt like away games, especially the first one.
"It's a shame and it's hard because the world is still a little bit in recovery mode at the moment. It has been hard on people to fork out to come and I understand everyone's problems, but it would be lovely to get this place rocking again.
"I understand we've got to give them something to shout about I really do and we'll try our utmost but it will be lovely to have the majority of the crowd right behind us.
"As I've said before we've gone really deep in games where we've needed them and they've carried us and the players have responded.
"This place has always been a bit of a fortress even though the opposition have been a lot bigger than us so we've got to get that initial first win and that'll help kick us on."
The Daggers have continued where they left off last season.
They ended the 2020/21 campaign with just one defeat and seven wins in ten matches – that reverse coming away at play-off losers Chesterfield.
And their excellent start to this term sees that record extended to one defeat in just 14 matches.
"It's a great game for us and Dagenham are flying," admitted Culverhouse.
"We've looked at a few of their games and they are a very powerful side with lots of experience, which we haven't got, and it will be a test for us.
"But what pleases me so far is that we've been in every game that we've played and all I can ask is that we are competitive in every game.
Lynn welcome back Junior Morias from suspension and should have new loan signing Zain Walker available but will be without the injured Gold Omotayo.
Culverhouse hopes the arrival of Bristol Rovers youngster Walker will give his side that extra spark in the final third of the pitch.
"Zain is a really talented player and we're very lucky to have him," he said.
"He's a carrier of the ball and we've missed that with Kingy (Cameron King). We've got Joe (Rowley) who can carry the ball.
"We've missed someone who can get hold of the ball and run at defences. The more weapons we have who can do that can cause the opposition problems.
At the moment we've got to score the perfect goal, but hopefully we've some extra creativity we'll be better in the final third."