King’s Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell is hailing his chairman for his backing after his side’s unbeaten run in the EVO-STIK League Southern’s top flight finally came to an end on Saturday.
Setchell heaped praise on Stephen Cleeve before his side hosted Biggleswade Town in the EVO-STIK League Southern’s top flight at The Walks on Tuesday night, three days after their run stretching back to October ended in a 2-1 reverse at Chippenham Town on Saturday.
Singling out Cleeve for special praise, he told www.lynnnews.co.uk: “The chairman has been nothing short of magnificent for the football club and for me personally. He has backed me every step of the way this season and that has been seen during recent results on the pitch with the strength of our squad.
“Supporters were getting restless earlier in the season but the chairman stood by me and he has continued to do so going into the new year. He could have easily thrown the towel in and tried to save some of his money for next season but he has been 100 per cent behind me.
“When he came to the club he had a lot of personal outlay and, although gates have been down, he has still been prepared to put his hand in his pocket. Our last home crowd against St Ives showed that we must be doing something right and a lot of that is down to the chairman.”
The Linnets have paid tribute to former assistant manager, reserve and youth team boss Ellis Gay – the father of former Linnets goalkeeper Danny – who died on Saturday.
In a post on their official Facebook page, the Linnets wrote: “The club have been informed of the sad news that ex-assistant manager, reserve team manager and youth manager, Ellis Gay, has passed away today.
“Condolences, thoughts and prayers go to all the family, from the club and our supporters. Ellis was a true gentleman who cared greatly about the development of young local lads in the town. The family have asked for time to grieve during this difficult time.”