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King’s Lynn a work in progress says boss Ian Culverhouse ahead of Dorchester trip

Ian Culverhouse tends to let his team do the talking. Picture: Matthew Usher

Ian Culverhouse tends to let his team do the talking. Picture: Matthew Usher

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Ian Culverhouse says his King’s Lynn Town team are a work in progress – and he won’t be looking at the early-season table just yet.

The Linnets are second in the table and will be looking to make it three wins from three this afternoon at Dorchester Town.

“We are still very much a work in progress – and will be for a while yet – but you can see little things developing, good understandings, communications and partnerships forming which is the way it should be,” said the Lynn boss.

Having beaten Gosport Borough 2-0 a week ago, Lynn came away from Bishops Stortford with a 3-2 win in midweek, with goals from Craig Parker, Leon Mettam and Michael Gash.

“We made it a bit nervy for ourselves at the end if I’m honest,” admitted Culverhouse. “We began very well – two goals away from home inside 15 minutes was a real tonic – but we deserved that for how we started.

“We could and probably should have added to our tally, but instead conceded which, from my point of view, was a disappointing goal just before the break.

“Michael (Gash) settled us again just at the right time early in the second half and generally for long spells we weren’t bad. But when you let one in late on like that you’re always very keen to hear the final whistle.

The goals by strikers Gash and Mettam were their first of the season.

“I thought the pair of them were outstanding,” he said. “They worked extremely hard throughout and both gave me an honest shift.

“I’m managing Michael very carefully as he has played little football for a year and Metts has had his problems over the last two seasons. Ideally you keep them on but it’s not always an ideal situation you’re working with.”

Dorchester have had a mixed start to the season with a defeat and a win.

Culverhouse said: “I will just be looking for the usual things from my team like commitment, passion and a pride to represent this great football club.

“It’s very early days to be worrying about tables and positions – I may have a look after 10 or 12 games.”

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