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King's Lynn Town set to lose defender with National League Altrincham the favourites for his signature

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King's Lynn Town have lost the services of popular defender Ross Barrows.

The club confirmed the departure of the 24-year-old this morning after Linnets chairman Stephen Cleeve revealed that Barrows is set to leave the club late last night.

Barrows has accepted an offer from Altrincham in the National League.

Linnets boss Tommy Widdrington said: "Ross was the consummate professional during our period together at Lynn. I felt I could trust him in various roles which he proved was the case with some stellar performances.

"Ross expressed to me how he’d enjoyed our short period working together and made a point of mentioning the positive effect both Hugo, Mark and myself had on him individually.”

Widdrington added: “I made Ross the best offer possible for us at this time, but I fully understand and respect his decision to play at the highest level possible and I’m sure everyone at and connected with Kings Lynn Town will wish him well in his new venture."

Ross Barrows shows his delight. (55916231)
Ross Barrows shows his delight. (55916231)

The Sheffield-based defender signed for Lynn from Grantham in March 2019, made 103 appearances (94 starts) scoring nine goals.

A string of magnificent performances in a number of different positions saw Barrows become a firm favourite with the Lynn fans.

Barrows took to social media to confirm his exit this morning.

He said: "Dear Linnets, after four seasons, 103 appearances, a play-off win, FA Cup memories and a league title, my time as a King's Lynn player has come to an end.

"I would like to thank all the staff, volunteers, team-mates past and present for making my time here so special.

"I have collected so many amazing memories over the past four seasons and made some friends for life.

"I'm gutted we didn't achieve our goal last year but the club is in good hands with the Gaffer, Hugo and Hughsey.

"Lastly a huge thank you to the fans, your support has been absolutely amazing and I have loved playing in front of you week in week in, week out and hearing you chant my name."

His departure is a huge blow to the club, who this week confirmed the signings of defender Josh Coulson and goalkeeper Paul Jones for next season.

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