King’s Lynn Town boss Setchell delight at big signing

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King’s Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell is delighted to finally secure the services of long-term target Leon Mettam.

Setchell said: “It’s a chase which has been going on for a while, but when I get my teeth into something I rarely give up.

“If you’d have offered the fans one player who could make a difference, then it would have probably been Leon Mettam.

“He’s a proper fit at this level. He has proved at this level and the one above that he can score goals.

“To be fair, the chairman (Stephen Cleeve) has stepped in to help me with Metts by speaking to him and putting him on a contract.

“He had better offers on the table so we had to give a little bit.”

Earlier in the week, the Linnets announced the signing of winger Declan McAvoy from Yarmouth Town.

He was second leading scorer with 19 goals from 40 appearances at the Wellesley last season.

His exploits saw him named as Supporters’ Player of the Year as the Bloaters achieved promotion from the Thurlow Nunn League Division One.

He is the son of Frank McAvoy, assistant manager to Alex Neil at Norwich City.

His previous clubs include Hamilton Academicals, Alloa, St Andrews (Malta), Lanark United and Bo’ness United, Livingstone United and Farnborough in Conference South where he made three appearances.

Prior to joining the Bloaters, McAvoy had a spell with Wroxham.

Linnets boss Setchell hopes to complete the signing of another midfielder by the end of next week.

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