Setchell delighted as goal-machine Turner agrees to stay at King’s Lynn Town
09:33 29 May 2012
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Striker Jason Turner will be a King’s Lynn Town player again next season, much to the delight of boss Gary Setchell.
The Linnets manager had given Turner the weekend to think about his future after the frontman expressed concerns about the increased travelling distances his side would face in the Evo-Stik League Division One South.
But the 30-year-old, who scored 15 goals in just 16 appearances for Lynn after joining the club in January, yesterday signalled his intention to stay with the Northern League newboys.
Setchell said: “I’m really pleased that despite one or two issues with travelling we’ve come to an agreement for Jason to be here next season.
“He’s a fit lad and he wants to be at King’s Lynn. He never wanted to drop down to Step Five so I’m sure he’ll do outstandingly at the level above.
“Some of his finishing is so instinctive he’ll do well at whatever level he plays.
“A few eyebrows were raised by some fans when he first came here because he had a little spell of not scoring. But he then went on a great run and became something of a fans’ favourite. I’m delighted he’s re-signed.”
Turner becomes the club’s first striker to sign on the dotted line for the 2012/13 campaign after Linnets’ legend Jack Defty was released at the weekend. Robbie Harris and Danny Beaumont are still on holiday and are yet to discuss their futures.
Midfielder Danny White, who was also given the weekend to think about his travelling and work-related concerns, is yet to make a decision about whether he’ll be at Lynn next season.
The popular player expressed his turmoil on Twitter by admitting his heart says yes to staying, but his head says no.
He also posted that his decision depends on the “flexibility of work” before yesterday suggesting he is “waiting for a miracle from work” but it is “looking unlikely” that one will arrive.
Setchell, who also let Ashley Deeney, Luke Thurlbourne and Kieron Davies leave The Walks at the weekend, said he will have more good news for supporters today.
The Linnets boss said he will make some “exciting signings” as he continues to build a squad to cope with higher-level football.
The rest of Setchell’s UCL league and league cup runners-up medals have all agreed deals to stay at Lynn.