Home   Sport   Article

King's Lynn Town bring former Chelsea youth player to The Walks

King's Lynn Town have swooped to sign a former junior athletics champion ahead of Saturday's National League clash against FC Halifax.

The Linnets have brought in former Chesterfield wideman Alex Kiwomya – the nephew of former Notts County manager and Ipswich Town legend Chris Kiwomya – who once clocked under 11 seconds in the 100 metres as a 14-year-old.

Kiwomya, 24, who had two spells with the Spireites, will strengthen the Linnets’ attacking options following the recent departure of Jamar Loza to Woking.

The Walks stadium home of King's Lynn Town Football Club (42511907)
The Walks stadium home of King's Lynn Town Football Club (42511907)

The ex-Chelsea youngster, who has represented England at Under-16 to Under-19 level, will add further further pace and strength to Lynn's frontline.

Lynn's new arrival said: “I watched a couple of the games. We had a really good game against Torquay, I liked the shape we played. It was a massive part of me coming here.

“Getting back-to-back promotions is massive. It shows what the team is about and what they are working for. It’s something I want to be part of.”

Director of football, Rob Back said: “We are delighted to bring Alex to the club. He brings a lot of quality to the squad and has had experience playing in the football league and those are the type of players we are wanting to attract to this football club.”

Born in Sheffield, Kiwomya joined the academy at Stamford Bridge as a youngster and went out on loan to Barnsley, Fleetwood Town and Crewe before signing for Doncaster Rovers in 2017 where he has spent three seasons.

He also spent some time on loan at Chorley in the National League.

His league career was blighted by a rare auto-immune condition called Guillain-Barré syndrome, which required intensive fitness work to recover from.

Kiwomya's last spell at Chesterfield, under former boss John Pemberton, saw him make five appearances and score one goal.

The Linnets, who returned to training this morning, have also confirmed that defender Kyle Callan-McFadden has signed a two-year deal with the club.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More