King's Lynn Town to give youth a chance in final month of National League season
King’s Lynn Town manager Ian Culverhouse won’t be frightened to turn to youth in the remaining weeks of Lynn’s National League season.
The Linnets go into their penultimate home fixture of the campaign against Solihull Moors with a wafer-thin squad and Culverhouse has confirmed it will be those already at the club who will feature in the final month.
Midfielder Cameron King has been ruled out for the rest of the season, Ethan Coleman left the club last Saturday after his loan spell expired and defender Elkan Baggott is set to miss one – possibly two – of Lynn’s last five games with the small matter of an FA Youth Cup semi-final against Liverpool on the horizon.
“I think we have to work with the ones we have got here so there will be no new additions now, this is us all the way through now,” he said.
Under-21 midfielder Joe Gascoigne could be given another chance to impress after making his senior debut in the home win over Altrincham last month.
“The game he played he didn’t look out of place, he did well. He is part of it, a massive part of it and he will get his chance again,” said Culverhouse.
“There are too many games between now and the end for him not to get a part of it.”
The current situation means Lynn will have to rely on the likes of Kyle Callan-McFadden and Rory McAuley to guide them through their last five fixtures.
The tough central defensive partnership was reunited last weekend with Rory McAuley, who has been injured and furloghed since then, back in the side for the first time after more than two months out.
Callan-McFadden has been one of the bright spots for Lynn during a torrid few weeks and Culverhouse said: “He has taken massive knock and he throws his body on the line every game.
“He has been outstanding since the day he came to us. And he is a leader, he rallies people around.
“He took his time – he admits himself that it is a lot more physical and the intensity is higher here. He took a couple of games to settle in, but I wouldn’t like to not have him in the side.
“He will be a big part of what we are trying to do here.”