King's Lynn Town announce signing of former Norwich City youth player
A young defender from West Norfolk has become King's Lynn Town's second signing in just 24 hours.
Former Norwich City academy player Tai Fleming has joined the Linnets from Yeovil Town, where he completed a two year scholarship in May.
The 18-year-old from Downham joins after the club announced the season-long loan of Scottish Under-19 international goalkeeper Archie Mair from Norwich yesterday.
He said: "I am really excited to be joining what is my local club and cannot wait to get started.
"The manager has an excellent squad here and I will be working very, very hard to break into the team and give 110 per cent every time I pull on a King's Lynn shirt.
"My main position is as a defender but I can play midfield as well. I like to think I'm a bit of a terrier on the pitch, not letting people settle into their game or to dictate their style onto me.
"It's a bit of a surreal feeling being here really but it's a great opportunity for me and one which I aim to grab with both hands."
Fleming was part of Norwich City's academy until moving to Yeovil at the age of 16.
And his return to Norfolk could see him come up against the Somerset outfit, where he captained their youth team and featured for the Under-23s, following their National League playoff defeat to Barnet at the weekend.
He said: "I enjoyed my time at Yeovil greatly and learned a lot but the chance to come home and play locally was far too good to turn down."
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