Linnets boss believes current squad can move up another gear in Southern Central Premier Division
King’s Lynn Town manager Ian Culverhouse believes his squad are in better condition now than this time last season as they bid to go one step better and clinch promotion.
The Linnets boss delivered an honest assessment on his charges after Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Tamworth and Coalville’s 5-0 defeat at Alvechurch cemented Lynn’s place in the Southern League Central Premier play-offs.
After watching his players extend their season for a second successive campaign, Culverhouse said: “I was excited last season with what we had. We had good weapons from all areas and it feels the same this time around.
“If anything, I probably feel a little bit more confident this time. In Maz (Adam Marriott) we’ve got a goalscorer and we didn’t really have that last year.
“We were looking for that fox in the box, but didn’t have it. That’s no discrediting the other people who were playing here, they just brought other attributes to the team.
“Having the two we have in Gashy (Michael Gash) and Maz up front, I think most sides would like those two in their team.
“I just feel that they can win us the game and our quality in behind them is really, really high.
“We’ve got a lot of weapons and I believe there’s still another gear this team can get into. You saw the response of the players today when Tamworth equalised, they lifted it.
“I still don’t think you’ve seen the best of this team yet, I really don’t, and I hope they can bring it to the table when we get to the play-offs.”
Although Culverhouse feels his squad is better-equipped to deal with the challenges in front of them, he admitted the performances and attitude of his players has exceeded all of his expectations since he arrived back in the dug-out last November.
“I thought we would make a run at the play-offs, I really did, because of the quality of the squad,” he said.
“But this is where I am so pleased for the group because what they have done is unbelievable really, from where we were and to where we could possibly finish.
“What really excites me is the way we are trying to play. Everyone has got a right to play anyway they want, but I would rather watch us play than some teams in this league.
“It’s up to us to keep winning. All we can do is keep looking after ourselves.”
Lynn will continue their pursuit of Stourbridge in second spot when they make the relatively short trip to St Neots on Saturday.
n The club has informed supporters of initial admittance/match tickets arrangements regarding any subsequent home play-off fixtures.
The decision has been taken to make both the Southern Premier Central Division play-off final on Monday, May 6, and the ‘Super play-off’ final on Saturday, May 11, all ticket fixtures.
This is dependent on the club’s progression through the play-offs and other teams’ final standings in their respective tables. Further details will follow.