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Michael Gash exclusive: "I would love to end my career at King's Lynn Town."




King's Lynn Town striker Michael Gash says he wants to finish his career with the Linnets as the club wait to hear if they will make it back-to-back promotions.

The Walks outfit remain in the dark as to what league they will be playing in next season as the National League decides what happens about promotion and relegation.

But, whatever the outcome, Gash would like to see out a glittering career in Norfolk after agreeing a fresh deal to remain at Lynn earlier this week.

Michael Gash celebrates at the final whistle.. (27054939)
Michael Gash celebrates at the final whistle.. (27054939)

Gash told the Lynn News: "It would be a pleasure to finish my career with a big club like Lynn and also to end my playing days on a bit of a high.

"If we get promoted, retiring in the Conference National with Lynn would be an absolute high for me after starting off two leagues below.

"Of course, it would be absolutely brilliant if we were to go up, not only for the club but also for me.

"We went to a few good grounds last season but if we go up we'll be going to some even better stadiums when we do return.

"It will be good to know what's going on, but wherever the club is I'll always be proud of what we've already achieved on the pitch."

The 33-year-old, who has formed a lethal partnership with Adam Marriott in the last 18 months, has scored 36 times in 130 appearances for the Linnets.

He signed for Ian Culverhouse's side in 2017 off the back of a serious knee injury that he picked up playing for Barnet in League Two and hasn't looked back since.

Striker Michael Gash wheels away after scoring the winning goal at Warrington in the Super Play-off final last May. (34383506)
Striker Michael Gash wheels away after scoring the winning goal at Warrington in the Super Play-off final last May. (34383506)

And although the Linnets took the National League North by storm in their first campaign back at the level, Gash will always be remembered for his Super Play-Off winner against Warrington that got them there in the first instance.

"I'm over the moon to be signing again," he admitted.

"It's brilliant to get something sorted with everything so up in the air and the season finishing early.

"I've had a few people ring me, but there's nowhere I'd rather be other than at Lynn.

"When I came here, I saw it as an opportunity, not only in football but also in life as well after dropping out of the full-time game.

"It is a great place to be. Ian (Culverhouse) and Bazza (Paul Bastock) are a pleasure to play for and the lads are just something else.

"The team spirit and camaraderie is incredible and when it's like that it makes you enjoy your football even more."

Goalscorer Adam Marriott gets a lift from Michael Gash. (25994403)
Goalscorer Adam Marriott gets a lift from Michael Gash. (25994403)

During the day, Gash is a tree surgeon in Peterborough and, although he is reaching the twilight days of his career on the football field, he has no intention of throwing in the towel just yet.

And that news will be music to the ears of Lynn fans, who will be hoping that the frontman can fell a few more defences yet - and hopefully in the top flight of the non-league pyramid.

"It has been a fantastic journey so far and I want to play for as long as I possibly can," he said.

"When the day comes that I can't physically do what I want to do on a football pitch then I will know it will be time to finish.

"But at the end of it I will know that I've got a career to focus on after football."



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