King's Lynn Town have no injury concerns ahead of FC Halifax Town test in the National League
Robbie Back has reported a clean bill of health as King’s Lynn Town begin a manic run of National League fixtures at home to FC Halifax today.
The Linnets are faced with 10 fixtures in 31 days and, with both clashes against Notts County now being added into the mix, the club are set to be playing Saturday-Tuesday right through until the end of March.
Lynn will now host the Magpies on Tuesday, February 16, before travelling to Meadow Lane for the return fixture on Tuesday, March 2.
Looking ahead to the club’s packed schedule following an enforced lay-off due to a positive coronavirus test, Lynn’s director of football said: “Everyone is fit and raring to go on Saturday.
“It has been difficult as we had three games called off over Christmas which wasn’t ideal.
“We would have liked to have kept on playing after the performance against Torquay and follow it up.
“Yes it has been difficult, but they are professional footballers who just want to play games.”
Back again spared a thought for the Lynn supporters, who were able to attend the club’s last home game before the new restrictions were brought in over the festive period.
“The fans made a massive difference against Torquay,” he admitted.
“Even though there were only 600 or 700 there, the atmosphere was like the York City home game last season.
“I’ve found that the hardest thing during lockdown, the fact that the fans haven’t been able to be there.
“It has been really tough for them and they’ve missed so many big games. We’re a community football club with lots of families and on a Saturday a lot of them want to be watching football.”
Halifax currently find themselves in eighth place in the National League with 22 points from their opening 16 games.
Their away record shows two wins, two draws and four defeats with 11 goals scored and 10 conceded and they have lost their last two away games at Hartlepool and Solihull.
The Shaymen - Lynn midfielder Cameron King’s former club - finished in sixth place last season losing 2-1 to Boreham Wood in the play-off quarter final.