Defty ready to lead Swaffham line after injury, says boss

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Striker Jack Defty will spearhead Swaffham Town’s first season back in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

The former King’s Lynn Town, Lowestoft Town and Corby Town frontman has come out of retirement to play for the Pedlars.

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Swaffham FC Manager Paul Hunt ANL-140810-092501009

Defty, 33, who helped the Linnets win league titles in 2004 and 2008 before starring for Lowestoft, broke his tibia towards the end of the 2012/13 season.

On Defty’s arrival at Shoemakers Lane, Swaffham Town boss Paul Hunt (above, right) said: “Jack’s injury seems to have cleared up really well.

“He has got stronger week-by-week and has got two lots of 90 minutes under his belt in friendlies.

“Jack has enjoyed an outstanding career, based on being a very talented footballer, and we are very lucky to have him.

“He has a wealth of experience and leads by example on the pitch. He knows a lot of the lads at the club and fits in perfectly with the way we play.

“He has outstanding feet and links up play really well.

“We’ve added a couple of players and generally our squad is looking strong. I wasn’t looking to make wholesale changes after last season.”

The newly-promoted Pedlars open their campaign at home to Clacton.

Hunt said: “We are really looking forward to it. It’s going to be a different test but we are feeling really buoyant going into the new season.

“We’ve met a few of the Premier Division sides in cup competitions before so it’s not going to be a totally unknown quantity.

“We haven’t set any hard or fast targets for the season as such. As long as we work hard and show good desire, results will come.”