SOME might view it as a case of 'out of the frying pan and into the fire', but John Robson believes tonight's trek to King's Lynn is just what Bashley need to flush a heavy defeat out of their systems.

After falling foul of Saturday's 6-0 demolition job by Dr Martens Eastern leaders Tonbridge Angels, the Foresters face another titanic task tonight away to a second-placed Linnets side, who crushed Salisbury 3-0.

But Robson insisted: "I'm chuffed to bits that this is our next game. I'd never question our ability, but King's Lynn have got the most volatile supporters and there couldn't be a better place to test our character.

"We're still in with an outside chance of making the play-off place (eighth) for promotion, so we're not going there to try and defend. We're going to need at least a point tonight and possibly all three."

Bashley striker Richard Gillespie hopes to be back in the mix tonight after missing the Tonbridge game with an ankle injury. Robson said: "We missed Richard on Saturday. His pace can be a bit off-putting for defenders and it makes them play on the back foot. We didn't have that against Tonbridge."

Defender Mark Jones cannot travel due to work commitments.