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New King's Lynn Town signings could make their league debuts

New King’s Lynn Town signings Adam Marriott and Chris Henderson could both make their league debuts tomorrow when the Linnets host Stratford Town at The Walks.

Lynn will be hoping to continue their climb up the Southern League Central Premier standings after beating Banbury United in their last league match on home soil.

The Linnets swooped for Boston United frontman Marriott on Tuesday in a real coup for the club.

Going in the opposite direction on three-month loan deals are defender Matty Castellan and midfielders Eoin McQuaid, while departing on a long-term arrangements is Nathen Stewart.

Both McQuaid and Toby Hilliard, who has completed a full transfer, have signed for Wisbech Town, while Castellan has joined Lowesfoft Town and Stewart has linked up with Wroxham.

The Linnets have the option of a recall on the three loanees after a month.

Neil Fryatt and Robbie Back orchestrate team affairs from the bench. Picture: TIM SMITH (4336505)
Neil Fryatt and Robbie Back orchestrate team affairs from the bench. Picture: TIM SMITH (4336505)

Marriott, who played with Michael Gash at Cambridge United, becomes the second signing for Lynn’s management team of Neil Fryatt and Robbie Back.

The 27-year-old has been snapped up hot on the heels of Henderson’s arrival from Lowestoft Town after having his contract cancelled by the Pilgrims.

Delighted joint boss Back said: “Adam’s goalscoring record in the game speaks for itself.

“Over the last couple of games we have missed a load of chances and it was obvious that we needed a player who can put the ball in the back of the net.

“Neil (Fryatt) and myself have been tracking Adam at Boston United the last few weeks and we are delighted that he has signed a two-year deal with us.

“As well as being a proven goalscorer, he has also played in the pro game so is another good player to bring into the group. He also played with Gashy at Cambridge United, so that’s another advantage for us.”

The former Lincoln City and Stevenage striker attracted interest from Football League and National League clubs over this summer and Lynn beat a couple of clubs to his signature.

Marriott spent the 2016/17 season with Lincoln, famously setting up Nathan Arnold’s winning goal in their FA Cup replay victory over Ipswich.

However, Marriott was predominantly used off the bench by City boss Danny Cowley.

He left Sincil Bank at the end of the campaign and dropped down the non-league ladder to join Southern League side Royston Town, scoring 31 goals last season, one of which came against the Linnets in a 2-0 defeat at Garden Walk.

Looking ahead to the game, Back said: “It’s another big game and hopefully the fans will come out and have a look at our two new signings, who are both quality additions to an already-strong squad.”

Tomorrow’s visitors Stratford this week announced that Head of Football Thomas Baillie had taken charge of all first team matters.

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