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Former Stevenage midfielder relishing new challenge with King's Lynn Town in the National League

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Arthur Iontton says that he’s up for the challenge of a relegation battle and that he's ready to help Lynn climb up the National League standings.

The holding midfielder, who is good friends with Luis Fernandez, has put pen-to-paper for the club after being released by Stevenage and had his first training session with the Linnets this morning.

Iontton, 20, said: "From what I've seen today they are a very close-knit group and I feel like one win will change the momentum and the team can start climbing the table.

"This group has a lot of potential, there's a lot of great players here. I'm hoping that I can add that extra bit of energy in midfield.

"I like to get around the pitch, break things up a little and chip in with the odd goal. We've got two tough games coming up, we'll give it our best shot and hopefully we can dig out a win."

Iontton joined Stevenage at the age of ten and progressed through the club's youth academy.

He signed a pre-scholarship contract aged 14 after impressing academy coach Darren Sarll, captaining the club's under-16 team.

He played several times for the under-18 team during the 2016-17 season, subsequently signing a two-year academy scholarship with the Hertfordshire club during the summer.

Whilst a first-year scholar, he made his first-team debut for Stevenage in the club's 3-1 League Two victory against Exeter City a few months later.

The youngster scored his first professional goal in Stevenage's 3-0 home victory against Carlisle United a year later, making 21 appearances for the club during the campaign.

Having made 11 starts for The Boro during the first half of the 2019-20 season, Iontton joined National League South club Braintree Town on a one-month deal.

Goals are something the Linnets are crying out for but the club have so far been frustrated in their attempts to bring in a new striker following the recent departure of Junior Morias to Dagenham and Redbridge.

"We've been on the lookout for some time but nothing has materialised," said Culverhouse at a press conference this afternoon.

"It's quite obvious the areas where we need to improve. We need help, we can see what we are short of so we need help in those areas.

"It is massively important and getting help in that area will give everyone a massive lift.

"All of a sudden we know we've lost one who we recruited hard for in the summer. He's gone out of the building now, and we need someone to come in, possibly two to come in, as we are very light on squad numbers.

"They've got to come here and be all in. They have to move to the area and find themselves accommodation.

"There's a lot of boxes to be ticked and stars to be aligned to get that person to commit wholeheartedly into the project."

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