King’s Lynn Town boss hopes new midfielder is final piece in his Linnets jigsaw

Lynn boss Gary Setchell. Picture: Ian Burt

Lynn boss Gary Setchell. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

King's Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell hopes to have found the final piece of his Linnets jigsaw thanks to the signing of a goal-scoring midfielder.

Jack McGovern has joined from Evo-Stik First Division South side Coalville Town, where he has already scored 10 goals this season, in 22 appearances.

The 24-year-old midfielder started at Lincoln City, but after his release had spells at Lincoln United, Lincoln Moorland Railways, Stamford and Spalding, before finding his feet at Leicestershire club Coalville this season.

Setchell said: 'He's already scored 10 from midfield this season, is a box-to-box player, 6ft 1in tall and a very fit lad, so this is his opportunity to play at a higher level and he is keen to get integrated with the squad.

'There's no question he can play at this level. He's played step four and five already and done that easily enough.'


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The signing will go some way to helping Setchell keep his plans on course, particularly with the loan spells of midfielders Gary Mills and Greg Mills due to end soon.

Former Coventry City youngster Gary Mills joined Lynn on a three-month loan from Boston United and former Derby County trainee Greg Mills has been at The Walks on a one-month loan from Conference North side Barrow.

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Since the club's rebirth a succession of players have pulled on a Linnets shirt as the club spearheads its way back up the non-league football pyramid.

But Setchell feels he can stop tinkering with his squad and allow his players to press on with establishing the club in the Evo-Stik Premier.

'I'm happy with the squad at the minute,' Setchell added. 'We've got the two loanees Mills and Mills going back soon so when that happens we'll have to reassess, but if we stay injury-free I think we've got all of our positions covered.'

The Linnets travel to the north west on Saturday to take on league leaders Skelmersdale United, who have won eight of their nine home games this season.

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