Blow for King's Lynn Town as Halifax Town swoop for midfielder
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King's Lynn Town's preparations for the new season have suffered a blow with Cameron King signing for FC Halifax Town.
King was in Halifax yesterday for a medical and later completed a deal with the National League Premier side.
Several National League clubs had expressed an interest in the 22-year-old but the former Scotland Under-21 international decided he will be displaying his talents at The Shay next season.
New Linnets boss Simon Clark had been keen to re-sign the former Norwich City youngster, who impressed at The Walks last season after arriving on a short term deal in January.
Speaking earlier this month, Clark said: “He needs a base, he needs a home, he needs somewhere that will play the right way.
“With players like Cameron King the last thing you want is going from back to front and missing him out, because he does all his good work with the ball at his feet so it is an on-going discussion when he gets back.”
King, who was part of the City U18 team that won the FA Youth Cup in 2013, made only eight starts for Lynn but did enough in those matches to demonstrate his quality, most notably scoring a superb goal in the play-off semi-final win against Weymouth.
King has seen former Canaries and Linnets team-mate Cameron Norman move to League One side Oxford United this summer whilst old pals Jacob and Josh Murphy have hit the Premier League big-time.
After making just one senior appearance for Norwich in a League Cup defeat at Shrewsbury in 2014, King left the club in 2016 before signing for his hometown club, Thetford Town.
He left the Brecklanders last summer to sign for Shamrock Rovers before returning to England in January to sign for Lynn on a short-term contract.
Lynn boss Clark will now be focusing on bringing in a replacement for King having got to work on modelling the squad he inherited from Ian Culverhouse this summer.
Both Fraser Blake-Tracy and Michael Gash committed their futures to Lynn at the start of the month whilst Kalern Thomas and Harry Limb were the latest arrivals from Kettering and Burnley respectively.
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