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King's Lynn Town sign brother of Liverpool star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

King's Lynn Town have completed a new signing ahead of their FA Cup tie against League Two Doncaster Rovers tomorrow.

The Linnets have swooped for Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain – the brother of Liverpool's Alex – after the 24-year-old midfielder trained with the club this week.

Linnets boss Tommy Widdrington said: “After Christian agreed to come in and train with us earlier in the week, I was very impressed with his condition following a spell out of the game.

Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain with Linnets boss Tommy Widdrington. (60449695)
Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain with Linnets boss Tommy Widdrington. (60449695)

"I’ve known Christian for some time and worked briefly with him as a youth player. He’s a consummate professional with excellent pedigree. I’m sure he’ll be a positive addition to our squad."

Oxlade-Chamberlain played in both matches against Lynn last season as a player for Aldershot Town.

Born in Portsmouth, the midfielder, whose dad Mark played for England in the early 1980s, progressed with this home town club signing a two-year scholarship in 2014 and was an Academy player along with Theo Widdrington.

He had loan spells with a number of clubs before joining Notts County in 2018 on a two year contract.

He made three appearances for County and a further two while on loan to Ilkeston Town.

Released by the Magpies in June 2020, he joined Gosport Borough and then moved on to Aldershot Town, making 35 appearances last season.

Club chairman Stephen Cleeve added “I am delighted for the manager, the coaching staff, the team and Christian that this deal has happened.

"I know Christian has enjoyed his time with us already on the training pitch. I look forward to him meeting our fans tomorrow at Doncaster and wish him all the success he deserves whilst with our happy band of Linnets."

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