Striker shortage following Smith exit

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King’s Lynn Town are facing a striker shortage following the sudden departure of frontman Gregg Smith.

It was announced on Saturday night that Smith had signed for EvoStik Division One South outfit Spalding United.

Smith’s exit to the Tulips leaves Lynn with just two first-choice frontmen in Michael Frew and Sam Mulready.

Linnets midfielder Dan Quigley has played up front in an emergency role before, while the club also have youngster Jack Frohawk – part of the high-flying reserve set-up – waiting in the wings.

Following the excellent 1-1 draw at league leaders Skelmersdale, where he came on as a second-half substitute, Smith tweeted: “Thank you to King’s Lynn for my time at the the club.

“They are good people, a great set of lads, great back room staff and great fans. All the best.”

Just an hour before Smith’s tweet, his departure had been confirmed by other media sources.

Spalding United boss Pat Rayment said that Smith will be with the Tulips tonight (Tuesday) and that the club has got a good relationship with Lynn and their boss Gary Setchell, so there was no need for a seven-day approach.

Smith is set to serve another suspension after picking up his 15th booking of the season at the weekend.

The no-nonsense frontman notched five times in 19 appearances during his brief spell at The Walks.