King’s Lynn Town unwrap two Christmas presents early with signings of Tom Ward and Sam Warburton

King's Lynn Town have unveiled new signings Sam Warburton, left, and Tom Ward. Picture: Tim Smith

King's Lynn Town have unveiled new signings Sam Warburton, left, and Tom Ward. Picture: Tim Smith - Credit: Tim Smith

Two Christmas presents have been unwrapped early at King's Lynn Town.

The Linnets announced the signing of centre-back Tom Ward from St Neots Town and a permanent deal for on-loan Nuneaton Town left-back Sam Warburton.

Ward has signed an 18-month contract following his release from fellow Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division side St Neots, who parted ways with manager Andy Davies this week.

'I'm pleased to finally get Tom,' Lynn boss Gary Setchell said of the 26-year-old. 'I've rated him for a long time and he will fit into the great group we already have.

'He is a powerful centre-back and I am really pleased to finally get the deal done before the festive break.'

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Warburton has also signed an 18-month contract, after his contract with National League North side Nuneaton was mutually terminated earlier today.

Setchell added: 'Warbs has come in and been nothing but professional, He does the job I ask him to do week in week out.

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'His performances of late have been superb and he's playing the wing-back role for me brilliantly.'

Ward, who has previously played for Boston United and Gainsborough Trinity, said he was impressed by the Linnets' ambitions.

'I know Lynn from by Boston days and this is a big club,' he said. 'There is big facilities, a huge fan base, I know a few players here and the club are ambitious.

'The manager has been really keen to get me in and I've been speaking to him for a few weeks now.

'I know what the club are trying to do and what they want to achieve and I want to be a part of that.'

The Linnets return to action on Boxing Day when they travel to mid-table rivals Kettering Town, looking to stretch a six-match unbeaten run.

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