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Norwich City want to keep building on relationship with Norfolk rivals King's Lynn Town




Norwich City sporting director Stuart Webber says he wants to keep building on the flourishing relationship with King's Lynn Town.

The two clubs have built some strong links in the last two seasons, with a number of players being sent out on loan from the Canaries to The Walks.

Midfielder Alfie Payne spent most of last season on loan with the Linnets before Simon Power became the second arrival from the Championship outfit in January of last year before his recent move to League Two Harrogate Town.

King's Lynn Town goalkeeper Archie Mair who is on loan with the Linnets from Championship outfit Norwich City. Picture: Tim Smith. (44199787)
King's Lynn Town goalkeeper Archie Mair who is on loan with the Linnets from Championship outfit Norwich City. Picture: Tim Smith. (44199787)

Goalkeeper Archie Mair became the third Norwich City loanee to join Ian Culverhouse's squad in the past year when he made the short journey down the A47 last summer.

Speaking to BBC Radio Norfolk this evening, Webber said: "King's Lynn is a great club and a great story. The chairman is a good friend and fair play to Ian Culverhouse and his staff for getting them into the National League.

"We're delighted how Archie Mair has done. It's a great place for a 19-year-old goalkeeper to go and play, in the Conference - he has so many crosses he has to deal with and shots on goal.

"He is almost getting a crash course in being a goalkeeper in getting hit, and all those sorts of things, on crosses and things like that, so it is brilliant for him.

"Simon Power was there too before getting his move into the Football League and Alfie Payne was there last season.

"Because of our location, we don't have too many opportunities to have these relationships so when you do get one, it's important to build on it.

"It's a good club, a big club. They are well supported and it's good they play on a different day to Norwich as I take my son there.

"It's really important for our area that we've got another club on the map.

"King's Lynn have ambitions of getting into the Football League, so if we can play a small part in helping with that journey then it will be beneficial for both clubs."



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