New boy McAughtrie to skipper Linnets

King's Lynn's latest signing Craig McAughtrie rejected the chance to stay in the Conference to lead the club's Unibond Premier promotion push.New Linnets' chief Carl Heggs confirmed Tamworth's title-winning Blue Square North skipper will be handed the captaincy after agreeing a deal to move to The Walks over the weekend following fresh talks.

King's Lynn's latest signing Craig McAughtrie rejected the chance to stay in the Conference to lead the club's Unibond Premier promotion push.

New Linnets' chief Carl Heggs confirmed Tamworth's title-winning Blue Square North skipper will be handed the captaincy after agreeing a deal to move to The Walks over the weekend following fresh talks.

The 28-year-old earned non league promotions with the Lambs and previous club Stafford after starting his career as a trainee at Sheffield United.

“He's a leader, a beast,” said Heggs. “Craig has a good temperament, he's a solid citizen and he is a winner. He's a policeman by trade so he'll take no nonsense. There were three offers on the table but I said to him what did he have to achieve at Conference North level now? Nothing. So come with me and help build something at a big non league football club. We certainly couldn't offer him big money.”


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