TT OPPOSITION Q&A – King’s Lynn by Jamie Heaphey

TT OPPOSITION Q&A

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Jamie Heaphey discusses King’s Lynn FC

So how would you summarise your season so far in a couple of paragraphs?

As expected the step up has been difficult, probably more than most of us thought. Started off with some heavy defeats, but we have played well against the better sides without getting the points we deserved. Think with fans in we would have had a few more points. It’s been a season of small margins – not taking chances we’ve created and silly mistakes leading to conceding goals. 

How’s the team’s recent form been?

Mixed. We took points against Notts County & Weymouth and easily beat Barnet. However we had poor results against Woking and Wealdstone, a narrow defeat against Sutton when we deserved more and a well earned point against Hartlepool on Tuesday evening. 

What’s been your highlights up to this point?

League highlights were the performance and draw at Notts County – scoring in the first minute and in injury time to take a point. Last minute winner at Maidenhead early in the season. Best result of the season has to be beating Port Vale at their place in the FA Cup. 

Who are your key players and why?

Currently Sonny Carey is playing some brilliant football from midfield. For a 19/20 year old he is really running the game from midfield, creating chances and scoring goals. Also Michael Gash, a crowd favourite and the greatest number 9 we’ve ever had!

Have you added to the squad since we played you last?

We have brought some loan signings in recently as the majority of the squad are on furlough. Also signed experienced National League players Alex Kiwomya and Tyler Denton. 

Who’s the gaffer and what tactics does he like to use?

Ian Culverhouse, greatest manager we’ve ever had – can’t say what tactic he will use as we’ve had 3 or 4 different systems this season and often more than one in a game. 

Where do you think you can finish this season?

On a personal level I would officially like to finish outside what would be the relegation places just so we can say we would have stayed up. 

Your owner Stephen Cleeve wanted the season voided, what did you make of the league vote?

I think the vote went as expected, but should never have got to February before things were decided. 

Which opposition teams and players have impressed you most?

I was impressed with both Sutton and Hartlepool, you could tell why they are both towards the top of the league. As for players, Luke Armstrong for Hartlepool considering he’s scored 3 goals against us this season. Christian Dibble the Wrexham keeper had a very good game against us, unfortunately. 

And finally, the Gulls struggled in the reverse fixture – what is your prediction for the game at Plainmoor?

I’ll take a draw! Considering we are down to the bare bones squad wise, and have loan players from lower leagues playing for us I would be delighted to come back with a point. 

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I simply live and breathe Football and have supported Torquay United since 1989. I am a season ticket holder on Bristows and a Trust member. I set up TorquayTalk in 2017 to give true supporters a voice and honest opinions on their club.

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