Ian Culverhouse issued a blunt reminder of exactly where King’s Lynn Town stand in the footballing landscape.
The Linnets’ stunning early-season form showed a few signs of cracking as they were held by mid-table Gloucester, a result which saw the hosts slip to third in the table behind heavyweights York City and Chester.
That in itself illustrates how Lynn have upset the odds in the first few weeks of the season – but Culverhouse is adamant his team are punching above their weight and, more pertinently, that supporters should get used to the fact that along with the highs, there will be some lows.
“This is small steps for us,” he said. “We have to lay foundations and small building blocks.
“The first 10 games everyone is just ‘wow, unbelievable start’, but this is about building things for next year. If we can stay in this league this year we will only be better next year, we really will be because we will have had a season of it, we will know what it is about, the foundations will have been laid to push it on further.”