Fringe players giving Boon a selection headache

PUBLISHED: 11:24 27 July 2010 | UPDATED: 17:26 10 September 2010

Paddy Davitt

King's Lynn joint boss Kevin Boon admitted Town's fringe players are making life difficult for the club's management ahead of tonight's final pre-season home friendly against a Cambridge United XI (7.45pm kick-off).

King's Lynn joint boss Kevin Boon admitted Town's fringe players are making life difficult for the club's management ahead of tonight's final pre-season home friendly against a Cambridge United XI (7.45pm kick-off).

Centre back Kyle Plumb was the latest member of the Linnets' squad to stake a claim when he capped a strong defensive display with a match-winner to beat Needham Market on Saturday.

Boon and fellow boss Gary Setchell now have some serious selection dilemmas less than a fortnight before the United Counties League kick-off. “When everybody is here and fit, myself and Setch have some tremendous headaches about team selection,” said Boon. “All the fringe players have virtually come in and showed they are equal to anyone else.

“I think outside of our club maybe there is now a perception we are gradually building something.

“Since the Norwich opening night, it's just got better and better but we know although we've won five pre-season games we don't have a single point to show for it. We have to keep our feet on the ground and appreciate what is realistic and what we can achieve but by the same token what it does suggest so far is that we have the makings of a very, very good side.

“There were small things in the Needham game that we have to work on and we will. The team list Cambridge has sent through has five first teamers on it so we expect good opposition.”

Setchell wants another decent workout against the Conference National club who are poised to send the majority of last season's CRC squad which finished Ridgeons Premier Division runners-up.

“Needham won the title and Cambridge United's reserves were second so whoever they send across will be another hard game,” he said. “That is what we need to go to the likes of Long Buckby and Boston Town in the first week of the league season when it really counts.

“We want to come back to The Walks on August 14 with something to show for out efforts because otherwise it will feel quite flat and we don't want that. Picking up points on the road is vital for us this season but the lads have to be confident after Saturday.”

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