Winger Jones departs King’s Lynn Town for same-league Halesowen

Jake Jones in FA Trophy action earlier this season against Stourbridge. Picture: TIM SMITH

Jake Jones in FA Trophy action earlier this season against Stourbridge. Picture: TIM SMITH - Credit: Tim Smith

Gary Setchell has been dealt another blow this afternoon after winger Jake Jones decided to leave King's Lynn Town.

Lynn's manager, frustrated at Saturday's 3-3 draw with Grantham Town – which continued a search since the opening day of the season for an away league victory – and the recent departure of top-scorer George Thomson, had hoped to convince the Midlands-based midfielder to stay at The Walks despite interest from Halesowen Town.

But the lure of playing non-league football much closer to home proved too much for the 21-year-old who today agreed a deal to sign for the Yeltz.

The former Walsall professional initially arrived in Norfolk on a three-month loan spell from Tamworth in September 2013. He returned last January having had his contract with the Lambs cancelled by mutual consent.

Thirty-two of Jones' 59 appearances for the Linnets – currently 12th in the 24-team Evo-Stik Premier Division – came this season during a period where the left footer found the net three times and was booked on six occasions.

For more reaction see tomorrow's paper.

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