Lowestoft Town set for double swoop

Scott Mitchell is set for a return to Crown Meadow.

Scott Mitchell is set for a return to Crown Meadow. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2013

Scott Mitchell is set to return to Lowestoft Town as manager Ady Gallagher starts to shape his squad for another National League North campaign.

Mitchell left the Trawlerboys in August 2013 following a fall-out with the management team as he went out on loan at AFC Sudbury before making the move permanent.

The 29-year-old moved on to Leiston where he made 43 appearances last season and is set for a surprise return to Crown Meadow.

Gallagher believes Mitchell can recapture the form that initially made him such a favourite with fans.

'When Scott left it was under a bit of a cloud, which was a shame,' said Gallagher, who has taken up the sole managerial reins following Micky Chapman's retirement.

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'I think he just lost his way with us but it's time to move on and I'm really happy that he's coming back.

'Time is a great healer and I think he has reflected on the good times he had here and wants to recapture that.'

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Gallagher is also expecting to complete the signing of Marcus Garnham from Sudbury following the departure of Ashlee Jones.

The Blues chief revealed he is a goalkeeper that has been on the club's radar for some time.

'He was interested in coming to us but when we were put into Conference North it was something he couldn't commit to at the time.

'His personal circumstances have since changed and the chance has come round again for him and he's looking forward to playing at a higher level.'

Jake Jessup has also signed a new deal with the Blues and will vie with Garnham for the number one spot although doubts remain over Lee Smith's future. Gallagher is determined for players to train with the club twice a week and, if they can't commit to this, other options will be pursued.'

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