King’s Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell looking for another frontman

Will Steve Spriggs, left, and Russell Dunkley be joined by another attacking threat at The Walks? Picture: Ian Burt Will Steve Spriggs, left, and Russell Dunkley be joined by another attacking threat at The Walks? Picture: Ian Burt

Friday, February 8, 2013
10:47 AM

Top-goalscorer Steve Spriggs may have returned to The Walks but Gary Setchell is still looking to boost King’s Lynn Town’s firepower.

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Wideman Spriggs, who spent less than a fortnight at Boston United, notched his 19th and 20th goals of the season during the Linnets’ 5-2 victory over Lincoln United on Tuesday.

And even though striker Shane Tolley netted his fifth goal in six Lynn appearances, and fit-again frontman Russell Dunkley featured, Setchell is still on the hunt for another goalscorer.

The Linnets boss, who recently failed to extend attacker Sam Mulready’s loan spell, said: “There’s always changes at football clubs. No one’s ever happy, I’m certainly not happy. I don’t want to stand still.

“I want to keep taking the team forward and I want to keep taking the club forward.

“If Sam doesn’t come back I’d like to have a little bit of cover up front.

“We’ve got good cover at the back with Ryan (Fryatt) and Bully (Dan Buhlemann), with J Lee (Jason Lee) and (Phil) Gulliver doing a job at the minute. We’ve got good cover in midfield with Danny White and Bully can play in there.

“Beauy (Danny Beaumont) could be operating out wide a little bit now so we need another recognised centre-forward. I’ve been trying to get someone in. I’m not sitting on my hands, but it’s difficult.”

Lynn, fourth in Evo-Stik Division One South, look set for the play-offs after a scintillating start to life at Step Four of the non-league ladder.

But Setchell admits it’s not always easy attracting players to join his high–fliers – especially when they’re more concerned with the financial aspect of moving to The Walks.

“People are set at this time of the year and some of the money people ask for at this level is ridiculous. So you’ve got to try and find another gem,” he said. “We found one with George Thomson (midfielder), we got Shane Tolley in which has been a real boost for us, and you’ve got to keep trying to find them. We found a load pre-season. But when the first question a players asks is ‘how much money am I going to get?’ you nearly immediately hang-up.

“You want someone who is here for the right reasons, who’s hungry. Those sort of players, to come in now and score eight to 10 goals along with Russell and Shane between the end of the season, aren’t easy to find.

“But we’ll keep looking. If we can get someone in, great, but if we don’t with the players we’ve got it’s not the end of the world.”

Lynn return to action tomorrow when they host mid-table Rainworth Miners Welfare.

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