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King's Lynn Town set to bring in Irish defender

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King's Lynn Town are close to completing the signing of defender Kyle Callan-McFadden from Sligo Rovers.

The League of Ireland club has said the 26-year-old is heading to West Norfolk, with the former Norwich City youth player telling them he had been attracted by the Walks outfit's ambition.

A post on the Linnets' Twitter feed a short time ago said the club was "aware" of the story.

The Walks stadium home of King's Lynn Town Football Club (42511907)
The Walks stadium home of King's Lynn Town Football Club (42511907)

It added: "We hope to have the relevant paperwork completed as quickly as possible before he joins up with the Linnets."

Callan-McFadden told the Sligo Rovers website there were both football and family reasons for the move.

He said: “During the first lockdown I got the phone call. I know the manager as he was part of the first-team coaching staff at Norwich when I was there.

"We spoke about it as a family and we thought it was right to move back to England. It has been six years since Ella has been living near her family and friends.

"We had a great life in Ireland but Ella has a job secured in the NHS. It came fast but it’s the right time to move on. It’s a wee change for me after four years here.”

He continued: “When a club shows ambition to get up the ladder in England, it’s good of course.

"I spoke to some players I know over there from my time at Norwich and they all said positive things.

"They have an aim in place for two to three years and that’s something I want to be part (of). I’m looking forward to it."

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