August 2 2014 Latest news:
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Returning Linnet Michael Frew is relishing the opportunity to lead the line at The Walks next season.
The 29-year-old spent a large part of his three years at the now defunct King’s Lynn playing as a flying winger before he left to join Cambridge City in March 2009. But now after signing for the reformed Town, the versatile attacker is keen to show his worth for Gary Setchell’s side at the top end of the pitch.
Frew said: “First and foremost my aim is scoring goals. I’ve had a private chat with Setch and we’ve set targets that I obviously hope to hit and so does he.
“Last time I was here I played more on the wing at first just to help the side out. In the end it ended up being nearly two seasons. If I’m playing well and enjoying it you do a job for the team as anyone would. Yet I’ve signed here to be a forward so I’m looking forward to it.
“I wouldn’t know one player who wouldn’t appreciate someone coming to them and saying ‘you’re going to be the focal point from the front, we’ve got so and so around you that’s going to be able to feed you so do what you’ve come here to do’.”
The former Peterborough United youngster has scored goals wherever he has been in the non-league scene – without being overly prolific. He netted 32 times in 129 appearances during his first spell in Norfolk and, an ankle injury aside at Lowestoft Town, achieved a similar sort of goals-to-game ratio with the Trawlerboys.
However, even though he only found the net six times for the Suffolk outfit last term, Frew feels he can prove to Lynn’s fans that he is now a better player than he was when he left five years ago.
“With being the main striker up front you need to do a lot more than just score goals. If you’re not holding the ball up, you’re not making the runs, you’re not really affecting the game,” said the man who helped Lowestoft finally achieve promotion to the Conference set-up last term.
“You can’t drift in and out. Hopefully now, my second time I’m here, I’m a little bit older, a little bit wiser, and that will show on the pitch. I believe in myself I’ve improved. I’ve been fairly successful since I’ve gone. I want to show the fans what I was like and now that I’m better.
“I don’t dwell on the past (club folding). Things were done the wrong way I’m sure. A lot of people have got opinions about it but there was a good set of lads here and there was a closeness and it was definitely unfortunate what happened. There’s obviously business to be finished.
“With the signings that the gaffer’s made, and the one or two he may be getting, I think we’ve got a squad to push for at least the play-offs.”