Gary Setchell targets a King’s Lynn Town return for talented Tamworth wideman Jake Jones

Jake Jones has returned to Tamworth. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Jake Jones has returned to Tamworth. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

King's Lynn Town manager Gary Setchell has declared his interest in bringing midfielder Jake Jones back to The Walks on a full-time basis following the youngster's return to parent club Tamworth.

The popular Midlands-based player's last Linnets involvement came in Saturday's victory at Marine and, if Setchell has his way, it will not be the last time Jones will be seen in a Lynn shirt.

'I would love to have him here on a full-time basis,' said the Linnets boss.

'He has been superb for me and I will be working very hard to see what we can do. He is at a club which play at a higher level to ourselves, but it's a situation that I will be looking at closely.'

Setchell also confirmed striker Massiah McDonald will begin a seven-match ban, immediately ruling him out of the home clash with Barwell on New Year's Day.

'Massiah has been punished by the FA for a misdemeanour whilst at his previous club Grantham Town,' said Setchell. 'We knew about it before we signed him and I don't wish to comment any further on the incident as it occurred before his arrival at King's Lynn.

'I just wanted supporters to be aware of the situation before rumours spread as to why he will be sitting in the stands for the next few weeks.'

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Setchell also took time to praise his team after they collected a deserved three points.

'I am obviously well pleased,' he said. 'I have an honest group of players who do not moan or groan, but just go out and do their best for me and the club. I would say that if we can beat Barwell next week, nine points from a possible 12 over Christmas would be a fantastic effort and achievement, especially considering the fixures we have had.'