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King's Lynn Town won't be underestimated, says Chesterfield boss

Chesterfield manager James Rowe says his play-off chasing side won't underestimate King's Lynn Town when the two sides lock horns in the National League tomorrow night.

The Linnets have gone nine matches without a win and are second bottom of the National League table with Dover's results now expunged from records.

Despite having a threadbare squad to choose from, Lynn's ultimate aim is to try to climb out of the bottom three with the likes of Woking and Wealdstone just above them in the standings.

Striker Kairo Mitchell could feature against his former club on Tuesday night. Picture: Tim Smith (46052580)
Striker Kairo Mitchell could feature against his former club on Tuesday night. Picture: Tim Smith (46052580)

“We won’t underestimate them," Rowe said.

"They have got an experienced coach and they gave us a tough time at their place.

“I have watched King’s Lynn’s games back and they are still trying to play the right way in their own identity in what they want to do.

"I am sure they are building towards next season so they are going to come here and have a right go.

“We need to bring the energy tomorrow and we need to put our home form right."

Lynn's threadbare squad is likely to pick itself with defender Elkan Baggott missing with Ipswich Town in FA Youth Cup semi-final against Premier League giants Liverpool at Portman Road tomorrow night.

The game, which has a 6pm kick-off, will be screened live on BT Sport so Linnets fans will be able to get a glimpse of the young defender in action.

Lynn's high-flying hosts, who still harbour hopes of making the play-offs, returned to winning ways on Saturday with a 4-1 win at Woking.

Last month, Chesterfield came from behind to beat the Linnets at The Walks with two goals in a few minutes from Nathan Tyson and Tom Whelan clinching a 2-1 success.

The Spireites, who have former Linnets striker Kairo Mitchell in their squad, are eighth in the National League and find themselves just a point off the play-off places with four games left.

Defenders Fraser Kerr and Gavin Gunning are both doubtful for tomorrow night's visit of Lynn.

The injuries are piling up for the Blues – but their selection problems are nothing like what the Linnets have encountered over the past two months.

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