Steve Spriggs’ brief King’s Lynn Town return becomes a permanent one

Steve Spriggs will be staying at King's Lynn Town. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Steve Spriggs will be staying at King's Lynn Town. Picture: MATTHEW USHER - Credit: Matthew Usher

Winger Steve Spriggs last night ensured his King's Lynn Town comeback will continue on a permanent basis.

The 26-year-old has sat out the last three games for Town after being sent off against AFC Fylde. But his wait to get back on the pitch will end this evening after the Linnets reached an agreement with AFC Sudbury to make his stay at The Walks a full-time one.

Spriggs' parent club were digging their heels in after his three-month loan spell at The Walks came to an end on Saturday. But the Suffolk club's website yesterday evening confirmed that the right-sided player – who made 23 appearances scoring eight times while contracted with Sudbury – had joined Lynn 'on a permanent basis for an undisclosed sum'.

Lynn boss Gary Setchell is delighted after waiting patiently to find out if he could extend Spriggy's fourth stint under his management.

The manager said after Saturday's 3-1 FA Trophy victory over Stourbridge that he was in the middle of 'cat and mouse' negotiations with the Ryman Division One North club due to an issue 'with some money' the pint-sized speed demon picked up when joining Dave Batch's team.

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'Spriggsy has been brilliant and I think we've missed his directness and pace. Before he got suspended I think we were seeing the best of him,' added Setchell.

Spriggs, who is the reformed club's record appearance holder and leading scorer, will pull on a Town shirt for the 189th time if selected for tonight's trip to second-placed Buxton in the Evo-Stik Premier Division.

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The eighth-placed Linnets, who lost 2-1 to Buxton at The Walks earlier this term, crashed to a 6-1 loss when they last visited the Silverlands in a game which saw two of their players receive red cards.

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