Turner vows to fire King’s Lynn Town to United Counties Premier Division title

Striker Jason Turner has vowed to continue his red-hot goalscoring streak and fire King's Lynn Town to the United Counties Premier Division title.

Turner signed for Gary Setchell's title-chasing Linnets on Thursday after turning down approaches from a host of non-league clubs.

The 30-year-old admits he couldn't resist the lure of joining Lynn and hopes he can replicate his scintillating Wellingborough Town form to help his new side gain promotion.

Turner said: 'Lynn's obviously a big club that is on its way back up. They have a lot of fans, a nice ground, just everything about the whole place is really appealing.

'I've played here a few times and I've always been impressed. You always get loads of fans through the gate and it's a great place to play football - so it'll be nice to do that regularly.


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'I want to help get Lynn out of this league. They shouldn't be at this level if I'm perfectly honest. I'm going to do what I can to help get them up, and then up again, and again hopefully.

'I think I can bring goals to the side, that's my job, and the main aim is to help us get promoted. But I like to get involved with the play and set up goals as well.

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'I'm on a bit of a hot run and I just hope it continues. With the players Lynn have got here I'm sure it will. I can't wait to meet the lads and hit the ground running - I'm desperate to try and help fire Lynn to the title.'

Kettering-based Turner arrives at The Walks with a huge reputation after bagging 24 goals in 25 appearances for Wellingborough last season after joining the Doughboys from Deeping Rangers.

He also scored a nine-minute hat-trick at The Walks in December, his third treble against Lynn.

However, the much-travelled frontman insists he is relaxed about pulling on the blue and gold shirt in front of an expectant Lynn faithful.

'I just can't wait to get started as I don't really feel too much pressure about things - I'm not one of those kind of people who gets nervous,' said Turner, who has also played for Kettering Town amongst others.

'I just go out on the pitch, try and do my thing, and score goals. That won't change. There's been a few clubs looking at me but now feels the right time to move. I suppose I'd got a little bit comfortable at Wellingborough. It was round the corner, my mates played there and I knew the manager.

'Last year they did well, finishing fifth, and I thought maybe they could kick on. That hasn't happened. The opportunity arose to kick on personally and I couldn't turn it down.'

The league's joint-top scorer with 23 goals is unable to make his Linnets debut today after their league clash at Irchester United fell foul of the weather.

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