King’s Lynn Town trialist has another chance to impress during visit to Dereham Town

Ross Watson, left, is expected to return to Lynn's squad for their trip to Dereham this evening.  Picture: IAN BURT Ross Watson, left, is expected to return to Lynn's squad for their trip to Dereham this evening. Picture: IAN BURT

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:12 PM

Winger George Stewart will be keen to shine for King’s Lynn Town in their latest friendly at Dereham Town this evening.

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The 24-year-old, a former Northern Ireland youth international, delivered a delicious cross for Jake Jones to find the net during Lynn’s 3-1 victory at Wisbech Town on Saturday. And Linnets’ boss Gary Setchell is keen to have another look at the ex-Wrexham wideman tonight.

Lynn’s boss, who welcomes Ross Watson back into his squad for the match at lower-level Dereham, said: “George’s doing well. He’s got a lot of experience. He’s had a year out but he’s been at Southampton and Wrexham so he’s got good pedigree.

“He’s moving into the area shortly so he’ll be with us through the rest of pre-season and try to get himself a deal. He’s shown some nice touches in training and obviously he showed some nice touches in the game on Saturday. He put a couple of great balls in. We’re always trying to make the squad better and improve.”

Stewart, an FA qualified level three coach, knows his potential Lynn team-mate David Bridges – who, along with Jackson Ramm and Steve Spriggs are likely to miss their club’s latest warm-up game. Matt Henman’s Dereham lost 2-0 at Sheffield-based Shirebrook at the weekend as they continued their preparations for the forthcoming Ryman Division One North campaign. Elsewhere, Conference North new-boys Lowestoft Town visit Bury Town after losing their first match of the summer 2-0 at home to Leiston on Saturday.

Other friendlies: Spixworth v Norwich Utd, Reepham Town v Dereham Town Res, Peterborough Sports v Downham Town, Wisbech Town v Mildenhall Town, Beccles Town v Kirkley & Pakefield, Harleston Town v Gorleston, Swaffham Town v St Andrews

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