Jordan Yong leaves King’s Lynn Town for a pro career in Malaysia

Jordan Yong in action for the Linnets. Picture: Ian Burt

Jordan Yong in action for the Linnets. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Jordan Yong has been released by King's Lynn Town after earning a professional contract to play football in Malaysia.

The full-back – a one-time Norwich City youth player – played almost 300 games for the Linnets over six seasons, enjoying league honours and cup success along the way.

'I have really enjoyed my time at the club and would like to thank the fans and the management teams in my time at The Walks for all of their support shown towards me,' said Yong, 27 years old today.

'Basically the gaffer is looking for commitment for the new season and I'm not really in a position to do that now. I leave for Malaysia in December to take up my professional contract which obviously is right in the middle of next season.

'It's simply an offer I couldn't refuse. I will miss everyone but I hope you can understand that offers like this do not come around that often.'

Yong, whose father is Malaysian, has already played overseas – he was in New Zealand for 18 months before joining Lynn.