King's Lynn Town boss eager to keep Cameron King at The Walks
PUBLISHED: 12:17 20 June 2018 | UPDATED: 12:17 20 June 2018
Simon Clark says discussions are on-going in his bid to bring Cameron King back to King's Lynn Town next season.
The former Norwich City youngster joined Lynn in January, starting eight league games in a spell interrupted by injury.
However, he showed enough quality in that time to be high on the new manager’s wanted list for the new campaign.
King has seen former Canaries team-mate Cameron Norman move to League One Oxford United this summer and old pals Jacob and Josh Murphy hitting the Premier League big-time.
But new Linnets boss Clark believes The Walks can be the perfect take-off base for the talented 22-year-old.
“He is away at the minute, but Cameron is an outstanding footballer,” he said. “He needs a base, he needs a home, he needs somewhere that will play the right way. With players like Cameron King the last thing you want is going from back to front and missing him out, because he does all his good work with the ball at his feet so it is on-going discussion when he gets back.”
Norman, former Canaries midfielder Simon Lappin, Leon Mettam, Tom Siddons and Tom Ward have all left Lynn over the summer while Clark has brought in right-back Kalern Thomas from Kettering as well as snapping up teenage striker Harry Limb following his release from Premier League Burnley.
Clark assembled the players for their first training session of the summer on Tuesday evening, while talks with a clutch of other newcomers are under way.
“I met two and am meeting another two, just to have talks and try and push deals through,” he said.
“It is all about having people that will work together, having a squad that complements each other. Teams will come here and play different ways and we have to find solutions.”
Limb adds to attacking options in a jigsaw that is perhaps close to being completed.
“We are nearly there,” said Clark. “I expect loads off Toby Hilliard and Ryan Hawkins. They are at great ages, they have a year’s experience of the level. Parks (Craig Parker) is a bit different – a bit older but his legs are still there. It is important you have different variety of goals in you. And we have good people who score goals.”