Michael Gash will continue to lend his experience and know-how to the Linnets front-line. Picture: Ian Burt

FOOTBALL: Striker Michael Gash is the latest member of last season’s King’s Lynn Town squad to agree a return to The Walks next season.

The 33-year-old forward has played a big part of the success achieved over the past few seasons after joining the Linnets in July 2017 following a lengthy career that saw action at York City, Kidderminster, Cambridge United and Barnet, among others. He has found the back of the net 36 times in his three seasons with Lynn.

Director of football Rob Back said: “It’s not only about the goals he brings to the team, it’s all the other aspects; like the hold-up play, the tracking back and the general nuisance he causes to the opposition.

“He must be a real pain to play against, not only because of his size but the skill and know-how he has.”

A busy period of recruitment at the club also saw right-sided player Ryan Hawkins and goalkeeper Alex Street reach agreements to return for the 2020/21 campaign.

Back said: “I’m really pleased to get both Ryan and Alex onboard for the new season.

“Both are parts of the jigsaw we have been looking to put together for a few weeks and to get both of their deals over the line is pleasing.

“The football department, along with the chairman, are continuing to work hard behind the scenes in formulating plans and we continue to make good progress on various fronts.”

Hawkins, 25, joined The Linnets in November 2016. He spent many seasons in the Norwich City academy set up before joining Dereham Town aged 16, hitting 24 goals in the 2014/15 season. He then went to St Neots Town before his move to The Walks.

The popular Street joined the Linnets shortly after their reformation in 2010 and has been at The Walks ever since, being involved in Town’s ride from level five to their current level two. 

Street has also held a dual registration while at Lynn, which saw him see service with Wisbech Town, Spalding United, Deeping Rangers and Leiston.

Street has made more than 450 appearances for The Linnets, amassing over 130 clean sheets.