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Match Preview :- Kings Lynn - Saturday August 30th, 2008 (15:00:00)
King?s Lynn are rolling into town on Saturday for Celtic?s next Conference North encounter. This will be the Linnet?s first visit to Bower Fold, and judging by the extensive archive, their first visit to Tameside. Having started the campaign with five draws, they are fifteenth in the table, nine places and three points behind Celtic, looking for their first win. There will be a live match centre for this game.

King?s Lynn have not lost a league game since Hemel Hempstead Town beat them twenty-five games ago on the 5th of January, which is some run. King?s Lynn have scored in each of their games this season, and conceded in them all as well. All except the Droylsden games finished 1-1, with the Droylsden game finishing 2-2, thanks to a late goal from Danny Bloomfield. Along with Jack Defty, Bloomfield is the Linnet?s top scorer so far in this campaign, despite high hopes for their big summer signing of Julian Joachim.

With no previous meetings between the two teams, the automated prediction algorithm is basing this week?s calculated guess on results so far, which have seen Celtic draw and lose at home, but have a good away record, with a predicted outcome of 1-1. Not unsurprising, but Celtic are going to have to get into their winning stride at some point at home this season, and Saturday is a good time to do so, to build up confidence. King?s Lynn will be no pushovers though, and it will be a difficult game.

The Linnets have no suspension or injury worries apparent ahead of the match on Saturday, and in their 1-1 draw at home to Hinckley, King?s Lynn they lined up as:
1. Scott Howie
2. Charlie Defty
3. Ben Chapman
4. Mark Peters
5. Greg Crane
6. Mark Camm
7. Michael Frew
8. David Bridgwater
9. Jack Defty
10. Danny Bloomfield
11. Joe Francis.

Celtic could have a selection headache ahead of the match, with the current feeling that Andy Smart is fit enough to play. With no injury or suspension worries, there could well be a change from the line up that started in the 1-1 draw away at Vauxhall:
1. Paul Phillips
2. Ashley Woolliscroft
3. Danny Wood
4. Barrie Keeling
5. Terry Barwick
6. Paul Sykes
7. Steve Torpey
8. Keith Briggs
9. Lee Ellington
10. Nathan Joynes
11. Chris Williams

With Nathan Joynes grabbing his second against Vauxhall, he joins Steve Torpey, Lee Ellington and Terry Barwick on two goals for the season, so there are certainly goals in this team, Saturday will hopefully continue that trend.
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