Room for improvement for Linnets as they get ready to face strugglers

Grant Holt will be available for King's Lynn's trip to Dunstable after serving a one-match suspensio

Grant Holt will be available for King's Lynn's trip to Dunstable after serving a one-match suspension. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

King’s Lynn Town may be joint top of the table but manager Ian Culverhouse is far from happy.

The Linnets’ win against King’s Langley at the weekend made it seven games unbeaten at home and left Culverhouse’s men handily-placed as they approach a busy period in the season.

Only goal difference separates King’s Lynn in second and Kettering at the top of the pile but Culverhouse wants to see a vast improvement from his side when they head to Dunstable Town this evening.

The Linnets made very hard work of their 3-2 win over King’s Langley at The Walks on Saturday and the former Norwich City coach is keen for his side to tighten up at the back significantly.

“We are better than that, but it’s three points and it’s been a while since we’ve been that poor both on the ball and defensively,” said Culverhouse. “I thought we were really poor defensively but we dragged one out.

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“We got two up quickly in the game and we thought it was going to be to easy. But there’s no easy game in this league, it doesn’t matter if you’re playing clubs at the top or the bottom. We need to be playing at 90-100pc every game.”

There is the risk of complacency again tonight with Dunstable second from bottom in the table having tasted victory just once in the league so far this season. Grant Holt is available after serving a one-match ban at the weekend from his time at Hibernian. Holt made his debut earlier this month against Hitchin but the relevant authorities failed to make Lynn aware of the suspension hanging over the striker at the time.

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However, the Norwich legend is back in the fold again and seems likely to start from the bench.

Tom Siddons is likely to continue up front after his brace against King’s Langley.

The two goals took the former Sleaford man to four goals in the league so far this season having notched a double earlier in the season against St Ives.

“I’m happy for Sids (Siddons), his fitness levels have been down,” added Culverhouse. “

“He’s been poorly for over a week and been on antibiotics so he’s been hit heavily with that. But Tom stepped in (against King’s Langley) and did well so good on him.”

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