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Linnets striker Danny White on road to recovery

King's Lynn FC

King's Lynn Town joint-manager Gary Setchell says striker Danny White could return for their FA Vase semi-final.

White was put in hospital with viral meningitis following their 3-1 extra-time quarter-final win over Rye United.

Setchell told BBC Radio Norfolk: "It's viral meningitis which means he can be over it in a couple of weeks.

"I spoke to him this morning, he'd get on the bus and play tomorrow if he could. We have to be careful with him, it's taken a lot out of him."

He added: "He's had some stuff taken off his spine so he'll be a couple of weeks away.

"He leads by example, we wish him a speedy and I'm sure he'll be back well in time for the semi-final."

The Linnets were drawn against Leicestershire's Coalville Town in Monday's Vase draw, and Setchell says their relative closeness makes it the ideal draw.

"It would have been difficult if we'd have drawn Poole or Whitley Bay just because of the distance, it's as good a draw as we could have got.

"Just being in Leicestershire I should imagine our fans will turn it into a home game at their place," he said.

"We took 900 to St Neots so there's no reason we can't do that to Coalville, I expect it to be a really good tie," he added.

Setchell admitted the seriousness of White's condition had put football second in his mind at the weekend, but the same was not the case for the player.

"The result was everything on Saturday, but when we heard about Danny that changed, it put things in perspective.

"Then Danny was on the phone this morning talking about the football not his health, that's the kind of lad he is," he said.



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