Former King’s Lynn Town star Steve Spriggs signs for AFC Sudbury

Steve Spriggs will now be wearing the yellow of AFC Sudbury. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Steve Spriggs will now be wearing the yellow of AFC Sudbury. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

Winger Steve Spriggs has joined AFC Sudbury following his departure from King's Lynn Town.

The goal machine has decided to link up with his former Wroxham boss David Batch and ex-Lynn team-mate Ross Watson in Suffolk after quitting The Walks for the fourth time a fortnight ago.

'I expect Steve to be a key signing for the club and I am confident that he will help us achieve our aim of continual improvement,' said Batch.

The 25-year-old scored once during two 'loan' appearances for the Ryman Division One North club earlier this term and was widely expected to rejoin the side who play one level below Gary Setchell's outfit.

Spriggs – the reformed Linnets' top goalscorer with a huge 72 goals in 166 appearances – is believed to have committed his future to Sudbury until the end of the 2014/15 campaign. His new team sit eighth in their league and look poised to challenge for a play-off position in the new year.

The right-sided player also told AFC's website: 'I am happy to be at AFC on a permanent basis. I know that I will enjoy my football there and hope we can work hard to progress the club on the pitch.'

He played for both the old and new Lynn and since 2010 has returned two more times following brief spells with Swedish side Ytterhogdals IK and Boston United.