Jamar Loza has signed for King's Lynn Town. Picture: Ian Burt
The exciting brand of football being played by King’s Lynn Town was the key to new striker Jamar Loza joining the club, writes Chris Milsom.
Speaking at a press conference at The Walks this afternoon, Loza said he had been to a few games and thought the style of football Lynn played would suit him.
“I’m delighted to join, after their recent promotions it’s an attractive club and it’s a friendly place to be.”
The 26-year-old Jamaican international, who started his career at Norwich City, joins the Linnets from Chelmsford City, having spent last season playing in the National League on loan at Woking.
“The National League is a tough league,” he said. “I played in it last season with Woking, who were promoted from the National League South the season before, and we did really well.
“It’s a very similar standard to the league below, but teams are more organised and well structured. Playing wise, it’s not that much different and I think we can give it a good go.”
Loza played a handful of Football League matches during loan spells from Carrow Road at Coventry City, Leyton Orient, Southend United, Yeovil Town and Stevenage, before joining Maidstone United in a permanent move four years ago.
During a prolific loan spell at Woking he scored seven goals in nine games and later joined Billericay, before moving on to Chelmsford.
Kingston-born Loza has played four times for the Jamaica national side, helping them win the 2014 Caribbean Cup. He also scored in his only match for the u23 team, during an Olympic qualifying tournament.
Loza moved to the UK as a youngster and is already familiar with several of the Linnet players, as well as manager Ian Culverhouse.
“I know Aaron Jones, Sam Kelly, Sonny Carey and have been doing some training sessions with Rory McAuley to keep fit.
“Michael Clunan was a team mate in the Norwich youth team and we’ve all kept in touch, so it probably won’t come as a surprise to them that I’ve signed.
“I was around Ian Culverhouse when I was a school boy at Norwich City.
“We didn’t cross paths that much to talk to, but I did train with the first team a few times.
“His record speaks for itself, he’s a great manager.
“I’ve heard so many good things said about him from my old team mates at Norwich and they all said how good he was. He was the main reason behind all the promotions. His record speaks for itself and that’s definitely one of the reasons I’ve joined.”