New signing Alex Kiwomya.

FOOTBALL: King’s Lynn Town entered the New Year with a bang with the signing of former Chelsea winger Alex Kiwomya, writes Lewis Hawkins.

The 24-year-old can also play as a central striker and joins the Linnets after being released by National League rivals Chesterfield last month. 

He told the club’s website: “I watched a couple of the games. We had a really good game against Torquay, I liked the shape [we played]. It was a massive part in coming here. Getting back-to-back promotions is massive. It shows what the team is about and what they are working for. It’s something I want to be part of.” 

Director of football Rob Back said: “Alex brings a lot of quality to the squad and has experience playing in the Football League.”

The Linnets return to action tomorrow after almost three weeks without a game due to Covid issues. FC Halifax Town are at The Walks and will be looking to move into the play-off positions after picking up five wins in their last seven games. 

The Linnets will be hoping they can carry on their form after an impressive 3-1 win at Alfreton in the FA Trophy and a point against runaway league leaders Torquay United. 

The Linnets currently sit one place above the relegation zone but have games in hand over the teams around them. 

• Lynn have appointed a new first-team secretary. Julie Briggs joins the club after spending 20 years at Macclesfield Town. 

“I am looking forward to joining up with the team and working with all of the staff,” she told www.kltown.co.uk

“I enjoyed all the emotions that you do in football, such as promotions and relegations but the saddest day for me was when Macclesfield were wound up last year.”

Present secretary Norman Cesar will revert to a first-team matchday secretary role and will continue in his present role as secretary to all the club’s other teams and management.

• The Linnets have re-arranged matches at Altrincham, on Tuesday; at Chesterfield on Tuesday, February 2; and Notts County, home Tuesday, February 16; away Tuesday, March 2.