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King’s Lynn Town sign midfielder Spencer Keller and defender Dan Bowry moves to Worthing ahead of National League North season

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A new arrival has been followed by a departure at King’s Lynn Town ahead of the start of the National League North season.

The Linnets have secured the services of midfielder Spencer Keller after a successful pre-season trial at The Walks.

However, they will be without defender Dan Bowry for the new season – which starts on Saturday at Bradford Park Avenue – after his move to Worthing.

Adam Crowther in action for Lynn during their friendly success over Lowestoft. Photo: Tim Smith
Adam Crowther in action for Lynn during their friendly success over Lowestoft. Photo: Tim Smith

The acquisition of Keller came after he featured for the Linnets in Saturday’s 5-0 home friendly over Lowestoft who were put to the sword by goals from Cameron Hargreaves, Theo Widdrington, Michael Clunan (two) and Josh Barrett.

The former Norwich City youngster – who was with Leiston last season – had appeared in several pre-season matches for the Linnets to land his deal.

Boss Tommy Widdrington explained: “Having featured in most games through pre-season, I am really pleased to have agreed a deal that sees Spencer joining us after a successful trial period.

“He has excellent pedigree having spent long periods both at Norwich City and Manchester City, where he unfortunately suffered a lengthy lay off through injury during the lockdown.

“Proving his health, fitness, his appetite to train and by making himself available, have all been factors in the decision to add him to the squad.”

The departure of Bowry comes almost a year after he was signed from League Two outfit Cheltenham Town.

The defender – who is a Antigua and Barbuda international – made more than 20 appearances the club last season.

Widdrington commented: “Sometimes players move when least expected, but I had a feeling this could happen.

“I and everyone on the football staff would like to thank Daniel for all his efforts whilst at King’s Lynn Town and of course we wish him well in his new challenge.”

Lynn have also been awarded England Football Accreditation.

This is aimed at all clubs outside the Football League, helping create better experiences and environments where players, coaches and volunteers can thrive.

Academy director Alex Cross said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the club.

“When I arrived, there was concern around the England Football Accreditation and, through a lot of hard work, we have been able to be successful in our application.

“Big thanks go to Julie Briggs (club secretary) and Anna Larkins (Norfolk FA) for all their assistance through this process.”

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