King’s Lynn seal Cousins capture

King's Lynn have agreed a deal to sign Wisbech skipper Paul Cousins.

The 28-year-old informed his hometown club on Wednesday night he wants to move to The Walks to link up again with former boss Gary Setchell.

Town's management will complete the paperwork on Thursday to successfully conclude a second raid on their neighbours after unveiling midfielder Callum Reed earlier in the week.

Cousins is poised to partner Stuart Wall in a new look central defensive partnership for the Linnets next season after Town's management confirmed Wall had signed a deal after leaving Bedford.

The Peterborough-based defender rejected a contract offer to stay at the step three non league outfit in favour of a move to Lynn.

Town's management have offloaded central defenders Brady Stone and Martin McNeil from last season's squad as they step up their summer makeover.

'Myself and Kevin (Boon) both sat down and when we looked at the season just gone we didn't keep enough clean sheets,' said Setchell. 'We had so many mix and match centre back pairings. Bully (Danny Buhlemann) came in, did well. Macca did well towards the end of season. Brady when he was fit you couldn't fault him but you need 35, 40 games from a pair to get that understanding.

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'We just had too many permutations so we need some solidarity. In Wall and Cousins we have that so I expect us to keep more clean sheets and be harder to beat away from home. That is no disrespect to the lads who are moving on but it is why we've brought in those two and Callum Reed.'

Setchell confirmed in addition to the new recruits and contracted players Jack Defty, Robbie Harris, Buhlemann and Danny White have indicated they wish to return. Talks are planned with Chris Bacon, Steve Spriggs and Jamie Alsop.

Lynn's twin bosses have now targeted another frontman following the trio of signings this week to bolster their attacking options for an assault on the UCL Premier Division title and FA Vase.