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King's Lynn Town boss poised to bring in more new faces with National League North season around the corner

Tommy Widdrington expects to bring more new faces to The Walks this week as his pre-season plans step up another gear.

Lynn's boss ran the rule over a number of potential arrivals, including striker Ben Stephens, in the second half of the 2-0 defeat to Norwich City at The Walks on Tuesday night.

Widdrington revealed that he is now ready to make offers to some of the new faces who have featured in the club's opening three friendlies of the summer.

Linnets boss Tommy Widdrington. Picture: Tim Smith (57970902)
Linnets boss Tommy Widdrington. Picture: Tim Smith (57970902)

Addressing the media after the visit of the Canaries, Widdrington said: “I saw exactly what I wanted to see on the whole, both from the lads who we have already got tied down and the ones who have been good enough to come in and let me have a look at them.

“I have made a lot of decisions tonight on those lads which will unfold in the next hour or so and going forward on Saturday you will probably see slightly fewer lads than you did tonight.

"But the bulk of the group are exactly where we want them in terms of their fitness levels and again, playing against a group like we did there, that’s testament to the lads. They can be proud how they have represented the football club tonight.

“The specific areas I want to add one or two faces to, I have targets in mind. One or two are here, one or two weren’t here so there are discussions going no all the time in terms of recruitment.

“I am hopeful, very hopeful, of having one or two new faces in the building before the game on Saturday.”

Former Macclesfield Town and Kettering Town frontman Stephens found the back of the net 24 times for Barwell in the Southern League Central Premier last season.

The managers chat before kick-off. (57952711)
The managers chat before kick-off. (57952711)

The Linnets, who host Milton Keynes Dons at The Walks tomorrow, were far from outplayed by a strong Canaries side in front of a healthy four-figure crowd.

“I thought it was a great game for us and I am delighted that Dean (Smith) and Shakey (Craig Shakespeare) have brought a very strong squad," said Widdrington.

A young fan gets an autograph. (57952651)
A young fan gets an autograph. (57952651)

“I thought we got out of it what we wanted to. I never look too far into results in pre-season anyway, but we were in the game, for me. It was really competitive, played in a great spirit between the two groups.

“I don’t play any game that I don’t want to win, but like I said to Deano before the game, we are from a different stratosphere to them in terms of the size of football club.”

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