Blow for King’s Lynn Town as McAvoy leaves The Walks and returns to Great Yarmouth Town

Declan McAvoy's time as a Linnet didn't last long. Picture: LEN BERESFORD

Declan McAvoy's time as a Linnet didn't last long. Picture: LEN BERESFORD - Credit: Archant

Declan McAvoy has performed a U-turn and returned to Great Yarmouth Town despite signing for King's Lynn Town earlier this summer.

A change in personal circumstances has seen McAvoy, son of Norwich City assistant manager Frankie McAvoy, re-sign for the Bloaters on a non-contract basis.

A statement on the Yarmouth website said: 'Declan will be returning as a non-contracted player and returns to a much changed Bloaters squad which has seen eight summer additions. Everyone associated with Great Yarmouth Town is delighted to have the big Scotsman back on our books. Dec is a great character to have around, when offered the opportunity to have him back we snapped it up.'

On the field King's Lynn continued their preparations for the new season with a 2-0 win over Wisbech Town thanks to goals from Leon Mettam and Alex Clunan.

Meanwhile Linnets old-boy Jack Defty has re-signed for a second spell with Swaffham Town.

The former Lowestoft Town hit-man has been one of the local leagues' most lethal strikers of the last 10 years and will offer the Pedlars invaluable experience, with a particular influence on the club's younger players. There's no doubt Swaffham boss Paul Hunt sees Defty's physical presence as causing opposition difficulties. Hunt and Co, after a few weeks of uncertainty when Rob Taylor took over as boss but left without having managed a game, have started their pre-season campaign.

On Friday evening they played their first competitive game against worthy opposition, Mattishall taking away a 3-2 win on a 3G surface. The best football was played by Swaffham, although their finishing needs polishing, and there was a good performance by the Mattishall keeper. This week they are at Shoemakers Lane tomorrow when an RAF Marham team are the visitors. The Under 18s play Holbeach Town on Thursday – both 7.45pm kick-offs.

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