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King's Lynn Town sign former Leeds United and Peterborough United defender




King's Lynn Town have signed defender Tyler Denton from National League rivals Chesterfield.

The 25-year-old moves to the Walks on a permanent deal to give the club even more options at the back.

On Denton's arrival, Linnets director of football Robbie Back said: "Tyler is another player with league experience who arrives here with a very good pedigree.

New King's Lynn Town defender Tyler Denton. (43999599)
New King's Lynn Town defender Tyler Denton. (43999599)

"He's a left-back who likes to get forward and his arrival gives us more cover in that department. He will be a good fit with the remainder of the dressing room and that's important.

"I'd like to thank the chairman (Stephen Cleeve) for allowing this to happen. The hardest thing is that we've got to be sensible at the moment.

"It's still unclear if we are going to be financed by the government going forward and with no fans still allowed in the ground we've got to be careful when it comes to bringig new players in."

Denton started his career at Leeds United in 2003 and graduated through the academy, turning professional in the summer of 2014.

He was appointed as the under-21 captain for the 2015–16 season and made just three appearances at Elland Road, scoring on his full debut in an EFL Cup tie against Luton Town.

The Dewsbury-born defender spent loan spells at both Port Vale and Peterborough United before linking up with Stevenage in the summer of 2019.

From Stevenage he moved to Chesterfield in October 2020 but found his opportunities limited at.

The left-back also earned one England Under-17 cap back in 2011.

The Walks stadium home of King's Lynn Town Football Club. (33875399)
The Walks stadium home of King's Lynn Town Football Club. (33875399)

Denton said: "King's Lynn Town seem a really ambitious club and I can't wait to get started.

"The lads have welcomed me with open arms and as a footballer that's important, it's about feeling wanted.

"The manager has told me to get on the ball and express myself on the pitch and not to be shy."

Denton isn't expected to be involved with the playing squad for tomorrow night's National League trip to Eastleigh but is should feature for the trip to Dagenham and Redbridge on Saturday.



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