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King's Lynn teenager pens first professional deal at The Walks

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Teenage footballer Tyler Knowles has signed his first professional contract with King's Lynn Town.

Knowles, who has spent the past year or so with the club academy, is delighted to be getting his opportunity with the first team squad.

After signing his first deal, the youngster said: “Absolutely buzzing to sign my first professional contract for this wonderful club, time to kick on."

Youngster Tyler Knowles. Picture: Tim Smith.
Youngster Tyler Knowles. Picture: Tim Smith.

Linnets boss Tommy Widdrington spoke highly of Knowles, who has spent some time with Downham Town in the Thurlow Nunn League this season, at Friday's press conference.

“I don’t mention individuals very often, but Tyler Knowles has forced his way into my thinking to be involved,” said Widdrington.

“I didn’t know Tyler from Adam when I came to the club, but he has trained with us near enough every day since and he is the only one of the five I have kept that I want to train with us.

“He doesn’t look like he is fazed by what I am asking him to do. He is naturally good at certain things I like. "Don’t get me wrong, he’s an 18-year-old kid, he is not ready to play 90 minutes every game, but I would trust him to go out on the pitch and do what I asked him to do, and that is a win or me.”

Knowles made his senior debut after coming on as a substitute in the 2-1 FA Trophy victory over Nantwich Town at The Walks last month.

The Linnets hope that many of the academy squad will go on to be an integral part of the first team in the coming years.

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