Learning from Leon gives King’s Town FC kids the Edge

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King’s Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell says he is excited by the prospect of seeing the club’s youngsters learn from the likes of Leon Mettam.

Mettam became Lynn’s marquee summer signing last week and Setchell feels it will only benefit the club’s young-guns going forward.

Setchell said: “You have to say what a group of players for the likes of Dylan Edge to be in and around.

“We’ve got John Sands, Leon Mettam and Lee Stevenson and as a 17- or 18-year-old who has just scored 56 goals for the club, what a great set of players for him to learn from.

“It will be great for Dylan to train with these players and seeing how they operate.

“It is only going to benefit him.

“Dylan has got the potential to be the next John Sands or Leon Mettam, and beyond that.”

Setchell hopes to bring in one, perhaps two, further players, with another midfielder at the top of his wanted list.

“I’d like to get it done soon so I know where I am and then have a week off,” said Setchell.

Of the remaining players from last season’s squad, midfielder Lee Smith is unlikely to return to The Walks while Conor Marshall is continuing his rehabilitation from a serious injury.

Setchell said: “We haven’t announced Conor Marshall because he’s not going to be fit until Christmas.

“But he’s back and he’ll be doing his full rehab with us. If he was fit that would be the midfielder we need there and then.

“Hopefully he will be fit by Christmas and we’ll see him in a Lynn shirt in the new year.

“Lee Smith got down with injuries and told me to contact him in six weeks. I did but he still doesn’t know what he’s doing.

“I can’t wait forever and I’ve got to move on with that one.”

The club will be holding a volunteers day at The Walks on Saturday between 9am and midday.

In preparation for the new season, the club will be decorating and cleaning up.

Anyone who may be able to come along to lend a hand should just turn up or send an email to the club at: info@kl town.co.uk.

If anyone can spare some time to help the club it would be greatly appreciated.

The club are asking all schools in the area to design a mascot for the club which will be seen by thousands of supporters from all over the country at The Walks.

Youngsters have a free hand what to design but must take into consideration that the design must be lightweight as it will have to be worn for over an hour at a time.

The club are looking for the most creative and imaginative design to promote the club in the local area and on matchdays. There is a prize for the winning design.

For full details, visit King’s Lynn Town Football Club’s website: http://www.kltown.co.uk/