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King's Lynn Town defender confident he can play key role in National League North following Frazer Blake-Tracy's departure to League One Peterborough United

Nathan Fox admits he has big shoes to fill following the departure of Frazer Blake-Tracy to Peterborough last month, but is confident he can play a key role in Lynn’s first season back in the Conference North.

Left-back Fox – one of three summer arrivals at King’s Lynn Town in the close season – was one of the star performers for former club Hednesford in the Northern Premier League last season.

Despite missing part of the last campaign with a couple of niggling injuries, the Leicester-based defender collected the Player of the Season and Sportsman of the Year awards after a consistent few months at Keys Park.

And now the 26-year-old is ready to step into the void left by Blake-Tracy.

Nathan Fox. Picture: Tim Smith. (11612974)
Nathan Fox. Picture: Tim Smith. (11612974)

Fox, who has played against Lynn for both Kettering and Redditch in the past, said: “I see my move here as a really good challenge.

“Frazer obviously had a very good season to get a move into League One, but I feel that I’m more than capable of filling his shoes.”

Fox, who can also play in midfield, came through the ranks at Notts County as a youngster and made one first team appearance for the Magpies before leaving for pastures new.

Although he became a firm favourite with The Pitmen, Fox conceded the chance to test himself at a higher level was the telling factor in coming to the Walks.

“I’m delighted to be at a club this size and one going in the right direction and I can't wait to get started,” said Fox.

“I’m 26 now, so I’m at an age when I’m at the peak of my career, so to sign for a club like Lynn and have the opportunity to play in the Conference North, is a good chance for me.

“First and foremost I’m a defender, but I’d like to class myself as a modern day full-back. I like to push on and provide assists and I will give my all every time that I step out on the pitch.

“I know the way Ian Culverhouse likes to play and that was a big decision in me wanting to come.

“He sees me as an outlet going forward and that’s the way I like to play.”

n King’s Lynn Town Football Club, in conjunction with the Blue and Gold Trust, are holding a quiz night in the bar at The Walks Football Stadium on Friday night.

All proceeds from the evening, which is sponsored by Barrett Batchelor Mortgage Services and ARC Fabrications (King’s Lynn) Ltd, will go to the Ground Development Fund (GDF).

Doors open at 7pm with the quiz starting at 7.30pm. Entry will be £4 per head with teams of up to a maximum of four people. The winning team will receive a cash prize of £50.

A raffle will also be held, and any donations towards raffle prizes would be gratefully received. There will be a sale/auction of KLFC/KLTFC, or any football memorabilia and any donations towards the sale/auction would be gratefully received.

Again, proceeds will go to the GDF. To make donations to the raffle or the memorabilia sale/auction, please contact Phil Ellis on 07710 937103.

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