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Tommy Widdrington: King's Lynn Town manager says club has 'six cup finals' remaining in the National League



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King's Lynn Town manager Tommy Widdrington says the club have 'seven cup finals' as his in-form side look avoid National League relegation - starting with tomorrow's home clash against Yeovil at The Walks.

Lynn still find themselves in the drop zone, but the Linnets boss watched his side reduce the gap on Aldershot to just three points in midweek after making it back-to-back home wins in the league for the first time this season.

Midfielder Theo Widdrington scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 victory against Bromley on Tuesday night to give Lynn real hope going into the final seven games of the campaign.

Linnets boss Tommy Widdrington. (55916270)
Linnets boss Tommy Widdrington. (55916270)

Widdrington said: "Bromley have got a cup final at Wembley, we've got seven of those in the league and if we give that sort of energy, effort, enthusiasm and quality at times on a difficult surface then we'll go close.

"If you've been to the last three or four games at The Walks, whether we've won or not, the team are starting to reflect my personality as a group, which means they don't want to lose.

"We've put some wins on the board and have kept adding points every couple of games, so if we continue to do that it will make for an interesting end to the season.

"I need that kind of effort and enthusiasm for every minute of every single game that we have left.

"I knew our season wasn't going to be defined losing to Chesterfield or at Wrexham, it's what we do here and I want us to make this a difficult place to come."

The Lynn chief has refused to set his players any points targets ever since he arrived in the hot seat.

"I look at every single game as a one-off project," he said.

"When you look at the Bromley game, there was no reason for me to change the side after picking up four points from our previous two games, which is a good return in my eyes, but I felt we didn't need an extra defender as I wanted us to play on the front foot."

Skipper Michael Clunan – who has been a revelation all season for the club – has epitomised King's Lynn Town's recent good form under Widdrington's guidance.

"He is Mr King's Lynn Town," admitted the Lynn boss.

"He's captain of the side and has been excellent since I walked in through the door. His enthusiasm never wains, whether he is 100 per cent fit or not.

"Since I've been here he's played in numerous different positions, I actually think he's a better player further forward of the pitch, that's why I did what I did today.

"From that point of view I've never got a gripe about his effort or his application.

"Because Michael played for this side that played a very different style, I think it has taken him a little bit longer to get to know exactly what I need him to do, but he's getting there and he effects the game in a positive way."

The Linnets confirmed earlier today that injured striker Malachi Linton will miss the remainder of the National League season after the frontman underwent an operation on his injured leg.



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