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King's Lynn Town winger has contract cancelled by mutual consent

Ryan Hawkins has thanked his supporters after having his contract cancelled by King's Lynn Town.

The 25-year-old winger took to Twitter after the club announced his departure earlier this morning.

Hawkins said: "Thank you to everyone at King's Lynn Town Football Club, all the fans and the staff have been amazing.

Ryan Hawkins v St Ives (12063042)
Ryan Hawkins v St Ives (12063042)

"What a five years it has been, 138 appearances and 25 goals. It will always be a club close to my heart, and what an achievement being part of the squad's that gained back-to-back promotions.

"It's been an absolute pleasure to play for the Blue and Gold and I wish the gaffer, chairman and entire squad all the best for the future."

Hawkins signed a new deal in the summer having moved to The Walks from St Neots Town in November 2016.

A former Norwich City Academy player, he joined Dereham Town in 2014, before moving to St Neots in June 2015.

Hawkins scored 25 goals in 137 appearances for Lynn but this season had featured only once in the squad, with an 87th-minute appearance in the opening National League encounter against Yeovil.

Linnets director of football Robbie Back said: “Ryan has been a good servant to the football club in his time here and has been involved in some remarkable days with the team.

“There aren’t too many players who are able to say they have been part of a team that has achieved back-to-back promotions, but Ryan is one player who can do that.

"He has always given the club full commitment and effort in his time here.

"On behalf of everyone at the club, I would like to wish Ryan well for the future, both on and off the pitch and he will always be most welcome at the club in the future.”

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