Clark asks King's Lynn Town fans to remain patient
Simon Clark intends to strengthen King's Lynn Town's squad with around four or five signings this summer - but is asking fans to remain patient as he looks to land the club's top transfer targets.
Clark has a long list of players on his wish list as he looks to fill the gaps left by the departures of Cameron Norman, Simon Lappin, Leon Mettam and Tom Siddons.
But the Linnets' chief has revealed that a number of his targets are attracting interest from higher-league clubs and that some deals may take longer to conclude than others.
Clark, who hopes to bring in two new faces by the end of this week, said: "I'm looking at the right kind of targets for this football club and, with the market we are operating in, it is crucial that supporters remain patient.
"Some of the players I'm looking at have got three or four clubs from a higher level after them so I may be forced to wait before bringing them in.
"It is not ideal, I know, but then you also have to remember that the likes of Cameron Norman and Michael Gash didn't arrive until late in the summer while Simon Lappin came halfway through the season.
"It's horrible, especially when I've just come in. I want to make a statement with the calibre of player I'm after, but I am also very lucky by the fact that I have the nucleus of a very strong squad in place here already."
Clark is also hopeful of extending Cameron King's stay at The Walks.
The Linnets boss has confirmed that talks with the attacking midfielder are at an advanced stage
"If we can get Cameron in, it will be a huge boost for the football club," admitted Clark.
"We are doing everything we can to get him on board and are getting closer every day.
"Cameron needs a platform to play 35 or 40 games and we can give him that. He knows that the training will be top-drawer and that I can continue to help and develop him as a player."
The Bury St Edmunds-born midfielder - a former Norwich City Academy product - became an instant hit with Linnets' fans following his arrival in January.
He bagged six goals in 13 appearance for the Linnets despite missing much of the tail end of the campaign through injury.
"I love Cameron's energy on the pitch and the way he moves the ball quickly," said Clark.
"He is a very impressive young lad and has the raw ingredients to be a huge player for this football club."
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