Norwich City fans have been urged to head along the A47 and support King’s Lynn Town in their big FA Cup clash this weekend. 

The Linnets host League Two Stevenage on Saturday (12.45pm kick-off) knowing that victory could see them pitted against a footballing giant in the third round. 

With Norwich’s Championship campaign in limbo because of the World Cup break, Lynn owner Stephen Cleeve is hoping Canaries fans can swell a gate that is already closing in on the 4,000 mark in ticket sales. 

“Many Norwich City fans have adopted King’s Lynn Town as their second club,” he said. 

“We have a very close relationship with Norwich City and they are always there to lend a helping hand when needed. Many King’s Lynn fans look out for Norwich’s results at the end of our games before any others. We now need Norwich City fans to help their footballing cousins and cheer on King’s Lynn to the next round of the cup. 

“I see many Norwich City supporters at The Walks proudly wearing both Linnets and Canaries scarves and shirts, two birds from the same flock if you like. Whilst Carrow Road is deserted with the World Cup taking centre stage, the football fix is just up the A47 where fans can enjoy the special atmosphere of the grassroots game. 

“If weekends do not feel quite right at the moment there is no need to suffer in silence; I hope Norwich fans come down to Lynn on Saturday and meet nearly 4,000 new friends, who will be delighted to welcome them into our flock. 

“If they cheer us on and support Norfolk football, who knows, if we do succeed when Steve Evans’s Stevenage roll into town, we may even end up playing each other.”