King’s Lynn Town boss confident loanee McWilliams will see out season

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King’s Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell is confident that midfielder Shaun McWilliams will remain at The Walks until the end of the season.

McWilliams, 18, is on a season-long loan with the Linnets after arriving from League Two outfit Northampton earlier this campaign.

The midfielder joined the Northampton Town Academy at the age of 14 and signed a two-year professional contract with the Cobblers in May of last year.

Northampton parted company with manager Rob Page on Monday and Setchell said: “I feel a bit sorry for Shaun because I think he was very much part of Rob’s plans.

“I know Rob rated him very highly and had he still been manager of Northampton next season then I believe Shaun would have featured highly.

“Shaun will continue to train with Northampton during the week, but you wouldn’t expect any new manager to start throwing a load of youngsters in for the final 15-20 games of the season.”

Setchell believes the loan deal has helped both parties improve.

“Shaun has been magnificent for us this season,” enthused Setchell.

“I think he is a lot better player than when he first came to us and I think Shaun will be the first to admit that.”

McWilliams has made 15 appearances for Lynn since arriving at the club, scoring two goals.

Tomorrow, the in-form Linnets travel to Chippenham Town, looking to extend their unbeaten run to ten matches.