Stevenson keeps door open for permanent King’s Lynn Town deal

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Returning midfielder Lee Stevenson hasn’t ruled out a longer spell at The Walks should his loan spell from Alfreton Town prove successful.

Stevenson, 30, arrived on loan from the Nottinghamshire-based side for the final six games of the campaign on Thursday after first joining Lynn as an 18-year-old from Sheffield Wednesday in March 2003.

Making his debut against Bashley, Stevenson made eight appearances that season, scoring three goals before rupturing his cruciate ligament.

Speaking after the 3-1 home defeat against Blyth Spartans on Saturday, Stevenson said: “It’s nice to be back with a club who I have played for before.

“A lot has happened in 12 years, for me and also for King’s Lynn.

“I knew Setch from when I played with him here before and I have kept in contact with him and a couple of fans on social media.

“If my loan goes well I don’t see why it can’t be longer term. I will have to have a look at things and sit down with the club.”

After a period of recovery from his serious injury, Stevenson joined Belper Town in November 2006 where he scored 96 goals in his time with the Nailers, moving on to Eastwood Town in the summer of 2010.

He signed with Mansfield Town in May 2011, becoming a full-time professional for the first time making 55 appearances, scoring 17 goals.

He made a total of 62 appearances for Mansfield, scoring 18 goals.

He joined Alfreton Town for a second spell in July 2014 having spent time on loan to them in October 2011.

His time at Alfreton also saw a two month loan spell at Stockport County. He made 16 appearances, nine starts, for Alfreton this season, scoring twice.

Linnets boss Gary Setchell said: “For me, Lee Stevenson is a class act.

“He showed some great touches against Blyth on a difficult surface. When we passed the ball well on Saturday, Steve was at the heart of it, as was Conor Marshall.”