Winger Andy Hall finally agrees to leave Stamford and join King’s Lynn Town
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Gary Setchell was delighted last night after convincing long-term target Andy Hall to join King's Lynn Town.
The Linnets' boss has been an admirer of the winger for some time and watched him rip his side apart twice for Stamford last season.
After a couple of failed approaches to bring him to The Walks it looked like the 27-year-old would face Setchell again with both promoted sides being paired in the Evo-Stik Premier Division next term.
However, the title-winning manager's persistence finally paid off as the pacy wideman yesterday agreed a deal to head to pastures new ahead of the 2013/14 campaign.
Setchell said: 'When he went to Stamford I fully believed he was playing below his level.
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'I did my best to get him last season but he stayed very, very loyal to Stamford. After three or four weeks of trying this summer I've finally managed to get him and I'm absolutely delighted.
'He can do a bit of everything and was very, very good against us both times we played Stamford last season. We sent somebody to watch him in their play-off semi-final at Belper and they said he was the best player on the pitch.
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'He's a big game player and coming to Lynn is a step in the right direction for him and hopefully us.'
The midfielder, who is comfortable on either flank, started his career as a trainee at Coventry City. He was released in 2005 and went on to make more than 100 appearances for Kettering Town.
Spells at Hinckley United, Nuneaton Town and Corby, twice, followed, before he joined the Daniels in June 2012.
The electric player scored 16 goals to help Stamford join Lynn in getting their way out of Evo-Stik Division One South.
The Daniels have endured a summer of change since winning the play-offs with boss Wayne Hatswell and star striker Ricky Miller both deciding to leave the club.
And Setchell believes those two departures helped his new recruit – who has played for the England non-league team – make the move to Norfolk.
'He was committed to Stamford but then he got caught between a rock and a hard place,' added the Lynn boss who has also brought Ryan Robbins to the club since the end of the campaign.
'He felt he should stay but there's been a lot of changes at Stamford and now he's agreed to come to Lynn I know he's looking forward to it.'