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King's Lynn Town midfielder wants club to put recent distractions behind them in National League North

Ryan Jarvis wants King’s Lynn Town to put their recent distractions behind them as the club prepares for a belated return to National League North action.

The Linnets are raring to go following a blank weekend and Monday night’s late call-off at Gloucester City.

Monday’s postponement came on the back of Lynn’s first home defeat for 17 months.

Disappointed midfielder Ryan Jarvis. (28209128)
Disappointed midfielder Ryan Jarvis. (28209128)

And on the eve of tomorrow’s home clash against Bradford PA, the midfielder said: “We’ve got to get on with it and put what happened to bed.

“The lads are all disappointed but there’s nothing you can do about it.

“You can’t let any of these distractions affect the squad. We’ll train this week and prepare for Saturday. It’s another game we want to win.

“It’s another game we’ve got to focus on. It’s about chipping away and taking one game at a time.”

Lynn were 3-2 winners at Bradford’s Horsfall Stadium back in November in a fixture which had its own weather-related problems.

Ian Culverhouse’s side didn’t arrive until 10 minutes before the scheduled kick-off time due to road delays caused by serious flooding issues.

“We only just won 3-2 at their place and we conceded two bad goals,” admitted Jarvis.

“We were late arriving and didn’t really have a proper warm-up. We let them have too many chances that afternoon.

“They are fighting for their lives and any team that comes to our place always raises their game.

“They will make it hard for us to score and create chances and we’ve got to find a way to break them down.”

After surprisingly making the play-offs last season, Bradford have struggled this term.

They go into tomorrow’s game adrift at the bottom of the table having recorded one away victory at Darlington to date.

The Linnets are expected to be able to choose from a squad now only missing Ryan Fryatt and Michael Clunan, who both continue to progress following long-term injuries.

Lynn owner Stephen Cleeve and Jarvis both questioned why Monday’s game against the Tigers wasn’t called off earlier after conditions were deemed unsuitable shortly after 6.30pm with standing water on the pitch.

Jarvis said: “We’re really disappointed that the game was off. We really wanted to crack on with it and try to get back to winning ways to be honest.

“There was so much water on the pitch, it was terrible. It was never going to be on. I don’t know why they left it this late and it was like a river out there in places.

Cleeve added: “It could be dangerous. But you have got to ask questions as to why the game wasn’t called off at 2pm.

“Apparently, the pitch inspection today was 10.30am instead of noon. At 10.30am it was playable, at noon it rained, by 2pm it was unplayable and it should have been called off.”

“It’s not fair on the lads really because they took the day off and it has gone a little bit flat.”

King’s Lynn Town Reserves will be looking to continue their recent run of positive results when they visit Lakenheath in the Thurlow Nunn Division One North.

King’s Lynn Town Ladies are also back in action also on Sunday when they host Needham Market in the ERWFL.

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