FOOTBALL: New Linnets signing Harry Limb has made no secret of the fact he wants to use King’s Lynn Town as a step back into the professional game.

The 18-year-old striker has joined the Linnets after being released by Premiership side Burnley and is determined to find his goal-scoring form in the blue and gold to hasten a swift return to full-time football.

Limb has signed a two-year contract at The Walks and said: “My job is to score goals and hopefully I can get myself back into the full-time game.

“If I do well it will be good for my career and also good for the club, so I will work my hardest to make it happen.

“I have come here to get back on the right path. I have come down, but I want to go back up and I think King’s Lynn is the best place for me to start.

“Knowing that the manager trusts you is a boost for my confidence. It makes me feel comfortable in the environment and that’s when I play my best football.”

Limb spent 18 months at Turf Moor and has also played for Boston United, Wisbech Town and Matlock Town.

Linnets manager Simon Clark said: “Harry is somebody I’ve known about for some time and he’s enjoyed a meteoric rise.

“He loves to score goals and I can’t wait to start working closely with him and help maximise the potential that he’s already got.”

Leaving the club is Tom Ward, who declined an offer to return. Ward joined Lynn from St Neots in 2016 and scored six times in 62 games.

Only one team will gain automatic promotion from Lynn’s league next April. A potential second promotion place will be decided by play-offs with winners then taking on other Step 3 play-off winners with only two of four teams earning a step up.

Central Premier League fixtures are due to be released on July 19.