Linnets looking for home comforts before run of consecutive away games

Harry Limb should return for Lynn against Rushden after a bout of flu Picture: Ian Burt

Harry Limb should return for Lynn against Rushden after a bout of flu Picture: Ian Burt

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Producing a good performance at The Walks is important for King’s Lynn Town this afternoon, ahead of three successive away games.

Ryan Hawkins is a doubt for Lynn's clash with Rushden due to a calf issue Picture: Ian BurtRyan Hawkins is a doubt for Lynn's clash with Rushden due to a calf issue Picture: Ian Burt

AFC Rushden & Diamonds are today’s visitors, sat level on points with Lynn in mid-table of Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division Central having played a game fewer.

They’re unbeaten in three games and held Barwell to a 1-1 draw at home last weekend, whereas the Linnets boosted confidence with a 5-1 midweek win at Leiston.

“I must admit we have been playing some of our better stuff away from home. Tuesday evening at Leiston we played some great attacking football and the goals followed,” joint manager Rob Back said, as he attempts to mastermind a push up the table with Neil Fryatt.

“For various reasons we haven’t been able to produce that recently on home soil so hopefully we can correct that wrong at the weekend.

“We know that they are another good team and haven’t lost many games to date so we will need to be at our best and compete from minute one.”

Trips to Buxton, in FA Trophy first round qualifying, and league visits to Hitchin and Alvechurch are on the horizon before Royston’s visit to The Walks on November 10.

Before that is today’s game though, with Lynn having won just one of their six home league matches so far this season.

Back, who wants to leave the home supporters with some pleasant memories before the short break away from home, added: “We have a tough couple of weeks coming up with a bit of travelling thrown in so it would round off an outstanding week for the club if we could get another win.”

Striker Harry Limb should be alright to return to the squad following a bout of flu which saw him miss the trip to Leiston. Ryan Hawkins is a doubt however with a calf problem picked up during the midweek win in Suffolk.

In their five away league matches to date Rushden have won two and lost three of their games.

• Lynn Reserves have a Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties First Division North trip to the south of the county to take on leaders Harleston Town, who sit eight points clear.

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