Norman bids farewell to King's Lynn Town
Fresh from their play-off heartache on Monday, King’s Lynn Town have suffered another blow with the departure of Cameron Norman.
The highly-rated defender, who attracted the attentions of a number of Football League clubs last season, took to social media to announce his exit on Tuesday evening.
Speculation has linked the attacking fullback with a move to League One play-off hopefuls Scunthorpe United.
Norman Tweeted: “From start to finish it’s been an absolute pleasure on and off the pitch.
“The support from the fans has been amazing throughout and carried us all the way to the final.
“I’ve never enjoyed my football so much and that’s mainly down to the group of players I was surrounded with, nothing but great memories made, valuable experience gained and plenty of laughs along the way.”
Norman continued: “The gaffer (Ian Culverhouse) deserves all the plaudits he gets.
“I know I speak for the whole team when I say he was pivotal in the incredible season we had.
“Lastly I don’t think the many staff behind the scenes get the credit they deserve, I know many are volunteers and I have seen first hand how important these people are to a local football club.
“I wish everyone involved with King’s Lynn the very best for the future.”
The 22-year-old, an FA Youth Cup winner with Norwich City, played his final game for the Linnets in Monday’s play-off final defeat to Slough.
Norman made 52 appearances for Lynn, scoring five goals and providing plenty of assists.
Following Lynn’s failure to win promotion at the final hurdle, club chairman Stephen Cleeve has reassured fans that he will be doing everything possible to make sure the club succeeds next time around.
Cleeve, who is hoping to name a new manager within the next fortnight, Tweeted: “Proud at what we did achieve this season - upset at what we didn’t.
“Grateful for everyone’s fantastic support, shows what a huge club this could be.
“I will be devastated for a while but will soon start making plans to get us promoted next season. We came so close. Thank you all.”
The Linnets are still awaiting confirmation as to what league they will be playing in next season.
It is widely-expected that they will be placed in the Central Football League Premier.