Joe Francis leaves Linnets

PUBLISHED: 16:40 04 March 2009 | UPDATED: 16:06 10 September 2010

King's Lynn's reigning player-of-the-year Joe Francis has left the club to join Southern League Premier title challengers Corby Town.

The 22-year-old is the second player to leave following clear-the-air talks between Lynn officials and Keith Webb's senior squad on Tuesday night over the club's on going financial situation.

King's Lynn's reigning player-of-the-year Joe Francis has left the club to join Southern League Premier title challengers Corby Town.

The 22-year-old is the second player to leave following clear-the-air talks between Lynn officials and Keith Webb's senior squad on Tuesday night over the club's on going financial situation.

Francis scored 27 goals in 80 games for the club after a successful move from Ridgeons League Woodbridge Town.

“With respect to all the players I have signed in the past I can honestly say this is the most exciting signing I have ever made,” said Corby boss Graham Drury.

“I have cast envious eyes over Joe Francis' performances for King's Lynn and always hoped that one day I might be able to sign him. That day has finally arrived. He is an amazingly talented young man who because he is left sided will give us natural balance and once settled will I am sure add to his goal scoring exploits of the past.

“Seldom have I felt so excited to having added a player to our squad. I know the supporters of Corby Town are going to feel the same way. Better still we have managed it in time for Joe to be involved in tonight's game against Stourbridge.”

Francis joins Ben Chapman in leaving the cash-strapped Blue Square North outfit after the experienced left back moved to Unibond Premier pace setters Eastwood.

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