Ryan Fryatt has unfinished business at King's Lynn Town after signing new deal

PUBLISHED: 16:05 23 May 2018 | UPDATED: 18:14 23 May 2018

Ryan Fryatt has signed a new deal at King's Lynn Town FC. Picture: Ian Burt

Ryan Fryatt has signed a new deal at King's Lynn Town FC. Picture: Ian Burt

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Ryan Fryatt admits firing his hometown club to promotion would make up for King's Lynn's near miss last season, after penning a new two year deal to stay at The Walks.

The impressive defender is a key part of incoming manager Simon Clark’s ambitious plans, and Fryatt aims to bounce back quickly from the disappointment of missing out in the Southern League, Premier Division play-offs.

“I think that disappointment of missing out on promotion will fuel me and all the lads who will still be here next season,” he said. “We all want promotion next year and to push on to the next step.

“It is a bitter taste and it is still with you as a player but we are all just focused on next season now and working with Simon. It’s time to crack on. It is exciting times.

“I’m over the moon, really, to sign a new deal. It has been a long time coming. It was an easy decision when the club said they were interested in offering me a new deal. This club is on my doorstep, it’s my hometown, I couldn’t turn it down.”

Fryatt has clocked up 286 appearances and has been an integral part of the Linnets’ push up the non league pyramid in recent seasons.

“To help build this club back up would mean everything to me,” he said. “I have been here since the UCL days, which is eight years ago now, so just to get this far is pretty amazing but to take it another step would be brilliant.

“You never know what it is going to be like when a new manager comes in.

“He has put his plans across to me and it sounds exciting. We have spoken at length, just about his thoughts on how he wants to play, and that is not too much different from last year.

“Other things I can’t really speak about but he has put his plan over and I am looking forward to working with him. I can’t wait to get started.”

Clark expects to retain the majority of Ian Culverhouse’s squad, although Simon Lappin is expected to follow Cameron Norman out of the exit.

“I don’t think we will lose too many players,” he said. “I have got my targets. I am speaking to them now and like all good players they are wanted by more than one football club.

“There is a good balance already here and it is just about bringing in specific targets now. The squad will be good enough to do what we want to do.”

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