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Blues Boss Brown Deals A King

By Pete Oliver

Goalkeeper Connor King signs in to make it a magnificent seven

Goalkeeper Connor King is on his way to the Blues as he looks for lift-off at Shawbridge.

King has agreed to become boss Phil Brown’s seventh summer signing.

And the former Burnley youngster is excited about the prospect of playing first-team football with Clitheroe.

“I’ve had a couple of difficult seasons, so when the opportunity came up to come here it was a bit of a no-brainer to come in and play some football for a good club,” said King.

“I think everything – even things like social media – you can see how the club is taking off.

“All the little things tie in and I think that can only help us on the pitch and to come together as a club and really start to kick on from a fresh start.”

King came through the youth ranks at Turf Moor to play at Under-18 and Under-23 level for the Clarets, where he is now back coaching young keepers in the club’s Academy set-up.

As an emerging talent, he was also capped by England’s Under-16s in a squad including Premier League performers Trent Alexander-Arnold and Tom Davies.

And after getting a taste of senior football during a loan spell at Barnoldswick Town and a permanent move to Chester FC last season he is now ready to challenge for a starting spot with the Blues.

“I’m looking to strengthen all departments across the squad and Connor is a key signing for us,” said Brown, who is still working on a number of other signings as he looks to get his new-look squad up to strength with competition in all departments ahead of the new campaign.

“He’s got a good background, is a good age and I’m delighted he’s agreed to come and join us.”

Updated 07:00 - 30 Jun 2019 by Peter Ryan

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