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28th December 2013 10:30

Mitchell links up with Kings Lynn
mansfieldtown.net, 20th December 2013

Goalkeeper Liam Mitchell is expected to figure for Kings Lynn Town in their match with AFC Fylde tomorrow.

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The young shot-stopper links up with Gary Setchell's men in a bid to gain first team football.

Mitchell, who joined us on non-contract terms in August, has made one appearance for us this term, which came in out 1-0 defeat to Plymouth Argyle in October.



King’s Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell keen to expand on links with Mansfield Town after keeper deal


Liam Mitchell. Picture: Matthew Usher. Liam Mitchell. Picture: Matthew Usher.
Gavin Caney
Saturday, December 28, 2013

Keeper Liam Mitchell’s arrival at King’s Lynn Town has left Gary Setchell hoping to tap into his links at Mansfield Town again in the future.

The 6ft 3in shot-stopper joined as temporary cover for suspended Alex Street but has now signed dual registration forms at The Walks. It means the non-contract League Two operator is likely to get plenty of game time , three levels below where the Stags ply their trade , for the rest of the season. And Setchell admits he would like to expand on his relationship with his former Kettering team-mate and Mansfield boss Paul Cox to help get Football League players some extra experience.

Setchell said: “We’ve got two very good goalkeepers. I’ve got a full-time goalkeeper who has played League football, who needs some games, and Alex Street who is still learning.

“The way Liam Mitchell prepares himself and warms himself up, and he’ll be training with us, he’s another great person for Alex to learn off. We’ve got a non-league keeper who has to work every day and can’t train as often as he likes and we’ve got another one who is in the fortunate position he can train every day but isn’t getting any match time. It’s a good contact for me, Paul Cox. If he sends players down here and they get looked after and treated right then maybe I could get a 22-year-old centre-half or a centre-forward out of him in future. That would be a great link for the football club.”

Mitchell, who has started Lynn’s last two games, could keep his place for this afternoon’s trip to Marine. But his presence is not set to end Street’s time at The Walks.

“Alex Street is the future of King’s Lynn. I tried to repay Alex’s loyalty with a contract when I gave the other lads contracts but he didn’t want to sign it,” said Setchell.

“The contract offer is still there for him. He’s been working away so he’s not been able to train so his tools just aren’t as sharp as perhaps they should be.”



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