Webb won’t pay over the odds for players
PUBLISHED: 06:30 12 January 2007 | UPDATED: 09:58 14 September 2010
King's Lynn boss Keith Webb will not be held to ransom in his attempts to bolster the club's Southern League, Premier Division promotion chasing squad.
King's Lynn boss Keith Webb will not be held to ransom in his attempts to bolster the club's Southern League, Premier Division promotion-chasing squad.
The Linnets were rebuffed this week in an approach for Hitchin's crack marksman Chris Dillon, but Webb insists he is prepared to bide his time.
"I'll only bring in players I feel can improve us," he said. "Hitchin don't want to do business, so there is nothing happening on that front.
"All the clubs are in the same boat this time of year. The top teams do not want to let go of their best players - particularly strikers.
"I'm not going to be dragged into a panic situation. It's a case of looking around and seeing who is not only available but right for this club."
Webb is prepared to dip into Lynn's cup coffers if he can identify quality additions.
"Money is not the issue," he said. "If that is the road we have to go down to bring a player in then we'll go through the proper channels, just as if it's a case of putting in a seven-day approach.
"Obviously other clubs know about the financial situation at King's Lynn, so it's about trying to strike the right balance."
Lynn's chief held positive talks with injured striker Michael Frew following Nationwide North club Hucknall's approach.
"We spoke earlier in the week and he told me he wants to stay," said Webb.
"At that stage Hucknall hadn't spoken to him. They now have permission, so it will depend on what they have to say. Michael's got a decision to make.
"At the end of the day it's down to him."
Yellows' boss Kevin Wilson has targeted a hit man to lessen the workload on his first-choice strike pairing.
"We need a new striker to take the pressure of Gary Ricketts and Liam Hearn," he said.
"We've only got a youngster as cover at the moment.
"The two of them have done excellently this season.
"They've scored 26 goals between them, but at the moment they know they'll be picked every week."
Meanwhile, Webb was an interested spectator at Norwich's midweek reserve outing against Tottenham.
Lynn's manager confirmed on-loan recruit Andrew Cave Brown is poised to return to Carrow Road at the end of his initial month spell following the Southern League trip to Team Bath a week tomorrow.
"Peter (Grant) has indicated he wants him to go back," said Webb.
"We've got Andrew Fisk here for the season and I thought there were signs at Chippenham he was getting to grips with what the Southern League is all about."