Linnets hoping to tame the Tigers in home league test

King’s Lynn Town will welcome Gloucester City to The Walks tomorrow in their fourth league game of the new season.

The Tigers have not had the best of starts to the campaign, losing 4-2 at Blyth Spartans on the first day of the season and 2-0 at home to Banbury United on Tuesday night. Their single point came from a 1-1 draw at Bishops Stortford last Saturday.

Gloucester City have this week welcomed 22-year-old goalkeeper Zach Jeacock back to the club, on loan from EFL Championship side Birmingham City. Jeacock previously made 15 appearances for the Tigers during a another loan spell in the 2019/20 season.

Linnets boss Mark Hughes. Photo: Tim Smith
Linnets boss Mark Hughes. Photo: Tim Smith

Reflecting on Tuesday night’s draw at Curzon Ashton, Linnets manager Mark Hughes said: “It was all about character tonight and I’m so happy with the lads.

“I thought we were good for the points certainly. I actually felt we were good for three points.

“We started the game really, really well, our shape was good, creating chances without really working their keeper again.

“But I felt like we were getting in and I said to the boys at half time – ‘keep your heads, it’s 1-0 down but don’t get frustrated’.

“And we started the second half on the front foot and credit to the boys. It’s a squad game and the boys that came on really made a difference. And I was delighted for Ismael to get his first goal for the club.”

Kick-off at The Walks tomorrow is 3pm.