King's Lynn look to get scoring monkey off their back at home to Solihull Moors
King’s Lynn will be hoping to get a monkey off their backs when they host Solihull Moors at The Walks tomorrow.
Not only are the Linnets still searching for their first home win, they are still looking to score first in a National League game this season.
Ian Culverhouse’s side have been forced to come from behind in every fixture that they’ve picked up points in and Lynn’s boss would like to see that trend reversed.
“It’s still a little bit raw at the moment as the players are giving everything, it’s just that next step,” he said after watching his side miss from the spot during the 1-1 draw with Barnet on Tuesday night.
“I’ve always said that we will get better as the season goes on. We’re a young team that is only going to grow and they are learning every game.
“If that had been at the other end, we’d have lost the Barnet game 3 or 4-1, that’s the ruthlessness of this league.
“I’m really happy with how we are playing and the players are giving everything, but when you’ve got a team on the back foot, you’ve got to punish them.”
Tomorrow’s visitors, who currently find themselves seventh in the table, were founded in 2007.
Both Moor Green and Solihull Borough spent plenty of time just below what would become National League level, and Moor Green were founder members of the Conference North.
Since the merger in 2007, Solihull Moors made steady progress from relegation strugglers in the North, through a couple of mid-table seasons to a barnstorming, dominant promotion season under Marcus Bignot in 15/16.
Former Notts County boss Neil Ardley is now in the hot seat at the club and midfield dangerman Joe Sbarra will need to be watched closely by Lynn.
Defender Reiss McNally won’t feature after being loaned out to Hereford to build up his fitness while midfielder Jamey Osborne and forward Kyle Hudlin could both be involved having both come off the bench during the goalless draw at Wealdstone on Tuesday night.
Having picked up four points from their last two games, Culverhouse hopes the club’s fans will carry on getting on behind the team as they look to build on their recent momentum.
“We got them off their seats and got them behind us,” said Culverhouse after Tuesday’s draw.
“I’ve always said that the fans have played a massive part in where we are and we need them to stay with us.
“They give us that support then we’ll thrive on it. I’ve seen teams go on the back foot here because of the pressure the crowd put on so they are massive to us.”