Player-coach David Bridges’ heart belongs with King’s Lynn Town

King's Lynn Town v Skelmersdale at The Walks - David Bridges challenges for the ball. Picture: Matth

King's Lynn Town v Skelmersdale at The Walks - David Bridges challenges for the ball. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

David Bridges insists his nine-month spell at King's Lynn Town has helped him fall in love with football again.

The hugely experienced former professional – who lists Cambridge United and Stevenage Borough among his previous clubs – arrived at The Walks from Brackley in the summer looking to rekindle his enjoyment of the game. And even though Lynn sit mid-table in the Evo-Stik Premier Division, the 32-year-old is pleased with how life is unfolding in Norfolk.

Bridges, the club's new first-team coach, said: 'I am really looking forward to being involved and helping both Gary (Setchell, boss) and Neil (Fryatt, assistant) in any way I can.

'This is a great club and this season has renewed my passion for the game. We have a good set of lads here and we are not far away from being a very good team. I feel we need to work on some areas and I will be sharing my thoughts and ideas in training and match days.'

The UEFA B qualified coach has made 36 appearances for the Linnets this term but is currently sidelined after suffering internal bleeding in a leg injury during a 2-1 win at Marine a fortnight ago. He hopes to return to action within a couple of weeks.


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Bridges fills a position which has been vacant since Ross McNeil stepped down to become reserve-team boss Jonathan 'Joff' Hawes' assistant in July.

Setchell, also speaking to his club's website, added: 'Gary Mills was set to fill Ross' position but he took up the assistant manager's role at Wrexham. David has a wealth of experience at many levels of football and I am looking forward very much to having his input in to first-team affairs.'

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Bridges will line-up alongside Setchell and Fryatt for the first time, officially, at league leaders Skelmersdale United on Saturday.

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