King's Lynn's new hitman pledges goals

PUBLISHED: 22:41 08 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:22 10 September 2010

Paddy Davitt

King's Lynn Town's new striker Scott Cubberley admitted the chance to partner Jack Defty was a big factor in cutting his ties with hometown club Wisbech.

King's Lynn Town's new striker Scott Cubberley admitted the chance to partner Jack Defty was a big factor in cutting his ties with hometown club Wisbech.

The teenager frontman was strongly linked to the Linnets during Keith Webb's tenure at The Walks but feels now is the perfect time to make the switch after coming through the ranks with the Fenmen.

“I was at Wisbech for seven seasons or so but having worked with Setch (Gary Setchell) last year it wasn't that difficult a decision,” said Cubberley. “I like the way he plays football and it suits my game. From what I know I think maybe King's Lynn did have a look at me before and might have been interested but at that stage I felt it would be better to have another couple of seasons at Wisbech and I thought I would get more playing time.

“Now the opportunity has come around again I feel it's a great move and I'm so excited to be here and looking forward to helping them get promoted over the next couple of seasons. You look around the place at the facilities and everything is geared up to get back to the level they were at. It feels like a step up and hopefully I will be a big part of doing that. I certainly have the drive and ambition.”

Cubberley hit 20 plus goals in each of the past two seasons for Wisbech - despite operating wide left at times for the Ridgeons Premier Division club.

“I definitely see myself as a centre forward,” he said. “I played left wing at Wisbech for a stage and it wasn't a problem but when Setch was at the club he played me up top with a big lad. I scored goals and that is where I am best suited and that was another reason to move because I wasn't guaranteed a start up front at Wisbech.

“Everyone knows about Jack Defty and what type of player he is and it is really exciting to play alongside him - if selected - and I'm sure my game can only improve. I scored 22 last year and I would like to get around that mark again playing alongside someone like Jack.”

Lynn joint boss Setchell is convinced Cubberley has the pedigree to shine at the United Counties Premier Division new boys.

“To be honest, along with Alex (Street) they were the only two players I ever got approaches at Wisbech,” he said. “Needham Market had a look, Cambridge City had a look and I understand when Keith Webb was at The Walks they might have been interested. It is a big wrench for him to move away from Wisbech because he is a Wisbech boy but he has pace to burn, a cool head, scores goals and his feet are firmly on the ground.

“He is a centre forward for me who we used wide at times to accommodate what they had at Wisbech and with his attitude he just got on with it, even though he wasn't happy. For us he will be someone who can operate in the channels and make intelligent runs but if the ball falls to him in and around the box he is capable of finishing.”

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