Frew fancies firing Linnets to play-offs

Alastair Welford with kids in Guatemala
Alastair Welford with kids in Guatemala

Striker Michael Frew hopes his arrival will help ease King’s Lynn Town FC’s problems in front of goal next season.

Frew returned for his second spell on Tuesday at The Walks outfit, boosting their goalscoring options ahead of the new campaign after Andy Hall departed the club.

The Peterborough-based frontman looks set to be played down the middle by Linnets boss Gary Setchell and the popular player believes it could lead to fans seeing him at his prolific best.

Frew said: “When I came to Lynn I arrived as a forward but ended up being played out on the wing most of the time.

“After I left, I ended up being played as a striker at Cambridge City, Corby and Lowestoft.

“Obviously I’ll play wherever the gaffer (Setchell) wants me to play, but I prefer to be used as a striker and I think the fans will see the best of me in that position.

“If I score 20 goals and some of the players around me chip in with five or ten each that would be great.”

Frew, who played for both Nuneaton Borough and Hucknall Town earlier in his career, notched 32 goals in 129 appearances (25 as substitute) during his previous spell at Lynn between 2006 and 2009.

Spells with both Cambridge City and Corby followed before he linked up with Lowestoft.

He bagged 11 goals in his first campaign with the Trawler Boys but a broken ankle restricted his appearances the following season, where he registered six times from 42 appearances (21 starts).

Frew said: “I’m excited about being back and I’m really looking forward to it. It has been said so many times before, but King’s Lynn are a non-league sleeping giant.

“I can’t wait to meet the rest of the lads. Let’s hope we can push on from a top-ten finish into the play-offs.”

Setchell said: “I’ll be using Michael up front. We’ve talked about it and we need a 20-goal striker.

“Whether he scores 20 or not, people will see. One or two people have already said that he’s not a 20-goal striker.

“Let’s hope he proves people wrong like Dan (Quigley) proved people wrong when he came to the club.”

Frew’s arrival was somewhat tempered by the news that Andy Hall had parted company with the club.

Hall took to Twitter to say: “Thank you to all the fans at King’s Lynn Town for all the support, but unfortunately I won’t be returning for the forthcoming season.

“I had an unbelievable time at the club and I wish the lads and management all the best.”

Signed last summer from Stamford, Hall, 28, netted 12 times in 52 appearances.