King's Lynn joint boss Boon threatens changes

Paddy Davitt King's Lynn joint boss Kevin Boon yesterday warned his players to buck up their ideas ahead of this evening's UCL trip to Boston Town. (7.45pm) Boon and fellow manager Gary Setchell are already threatening to bring in new faces after a disappointing opening day defeat at Long Buckby.

Paddy Davitt

King's Lynn joint boss Kevin Boon yesterday warned his players to buck up their ideas ahead of this evening's UCL trip to Boston Town. (7.45pm)

Boon and fellow manager Gary Setchell are already threatening to bring in new faces after a disappointing opening day defeat at Long Buckby.

"We aren't going to give up and we're talking to a couple of players at the moment because maybe on that evidence we have got it wrong in certain areas," he said. "If a good player comes up we will not hold back and no-one's place is guaranteed. What happens to the managers in football is they go and players stay - so myself and Setch have to look after ourselves to take this club forward. If we think they are better than what we have here then we'll get them."


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Boon admitted the Linnets management felt let down after the optimism of pre-season.

"Me and Setch have got a massive job on our hands," he said. "We want promotion and we know that is going to be hard but we will have to visit a lot grounds that might come as bit of a culture shock. It was a reality check for anyone who thinks it is going to be like The Walks in this league in terms of the ground and the facilities.

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“Some of the senior players have had a massive kick up the backside and a lot has been said in the dressing room at the weekend, and that is between the management and the players but we asked for things in pre-season that weren't followed on the evidence of the first game."

Attacking threat Steve Spriggs is poised to return at the weekend. Charlie Defty is unavailable again with Boon confirming the versatile defender is only set to be used this season in an emergency.

“We haven't got any fresh knocks or niggles because they didn't run quick enough," said Boon. "Spriggsy is not back before the weekend but whether he is involved or not is another thing after missing a few weeks.Charlie is about to head off to college but he will be available on certain days if we need him. We have to be loyal to players who are here and training all week."

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