King's Lynn Town striker hopes National League funding crisis doesn't scupper season
Striker Adam Marriott hopes King’s Lynn Town’s National League prospects aren’t scuppered by the on-going funding crisis.
The Linnets go into tomorrow’s crunch clash with Dagenham and Redbridge on an unbeaten run of three matches, having conceded only once in their last three matches.
Marriott, who netted his seventh goal of the season during the 1-0 win at Eastleigh on Tuesday night, said: “I try not to think too much about it really, it’s not in our hands at the end of the day.
“It is frustrating but hopefully the football will continue a little bit longer and we can get a few more wins under our belts.
“We’ve put a few good performances together recently and are showing some good signs as a team. I really do think we can go on and do well and the players have got full belief in each other.”
Lynn’s improved defensive displays have coincided with the recent arrival of Kyle Callan-McFadden and the Linnets frontman admitted that the former Norwich City Youth Cup winner has made a big difference on the pitch.
“He’s a really good player,” admitted Marriott.
“He’s not just a centre-half who boots and kicks it, he tries to get us playing from the back.
“We’ve now got three really good centre-halves in Rory (McAuley), Smudger (Chris Smith) and Kyle fighting for the places and that’s what you need.”
Marriott, who hopes to shrug off the effects of an ankle injury picked up in the midweek win so he can face the Daggers, conceded that Callan-McFadden has added a bit of a horrible streak and steel to Lynn’s backline.
“He’s a really nice lad actually but on the pitch as a defender, you’ve got to have that in your game,” he said.
“There’s some tough strikers in this league, a lot of 6ft 2, 6ft 3 players who are in your faces so it is really important whoever is playing that they’ve got that in their game.
“We’ve got that type of player in Gashy (Michael Gash).”
Gash - Marriott’s partner in crime on the pitch - came in for some special praise from the 29-year-old.
“It’s been great to have him back and he’s been brilliant,” he said.
“I don’t know how he’s doing it, but he seems to be getting better the older he gets.
“His work rate you know, chasing back. You think sometimes why are you doing that, just save your energy for further up the pitch, but all credit to him.
“He is a goal threat, a great hold-up player and is an all-round team player and I have to say we do look a better side with him back in the team.”
For Lynn manager Ian Culverhouse, tomorrow is a chance to renew acquaintances with Daggers manager Daryl McMahon.
Culverhouse was assistant manager at Leyton Orient when McMahon joined as a player.