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Home, sweet home for Ian Culverhouse after King’s Lynn Town road trips

PUBLISHED: 13:01 01 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:01 01 December 2017

King's Lynn manager Ian Culverhouse is looking forward to returning to home turf. Picture: Archant

King's Lynn manager Ian Culverhouse is looking forward to returning to home turf. Picture: Archant

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Ian Culverhouse is looking forward to the comforts of home on Saturday as his King’s Lynn Town side make what is becoming a rare league appearance at The Walks.

Matty Castellan celebrates after heading in King's Lynn Town's winner against Redditch last season. Picture: Ian Burt Matty Castellan celebrates after heading in King's Lynn Town's winner against Redditch last season. Picture: Ian Burt

The Linnets’ last two league games have been away from home and, after Saturday’s game against Redditch, they are on the road again, with trips to St Neots, Farnborough and Gosport Borough. The fixture compiler hasn’t even been kind to them in their final game before Christmas – they face the long haul to struggling Merthyr Tydfil on December 23.

“I must admit it will be nice getting back on home soil,” said Linnets boss Culverhouse.

“We have put a few miles on the clock in the past few weeks so being back at home will be good for everyone involved.

“We have continued to pick up the points on the road and now we must look at continuing our good home form.”

Lynn drew 0-0 at Kings Langley a week ago before a 2-2 draw at Biggleswade in midweek, when they finished with 10 men after captain Michael Clunan saw red.

“We battled away hard on Tuesday evening, especially when we went down to 10 men,” added Culverhouse.

“I was disappointed at the goals we conceded, and giving goals away is something we have to stop because you are then creating your own problems and putting yourself under greater pressure.

“Redditch are an established Southern Division side who are always around the top reaches of the league table and we know what to expect from them on Saturday.

“They have picked up some good points and pushed other teams in games where they have lost out, but we will be ready for them.

“Obviously I will be looking for a positive outcome so we have another block to build on ahead of our next three games which are all away from home.”

The Linnets beat Redditch 2-1 in the corresponding fixture last season, with goals from Shaun McWilliams and Matt Castellan.

Redditch are manager by the much-travelled former player Darren Byfield, whose career began at Aston Villa,

“Our performances have been good all season and we are still up there amongst the play-off places,” he said.

“The game on Saturday is a massive test for us, but we will go into the game at The Walks Stadium with great confidence that we can come away with a result.”

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