Saturday, 23 May 2020


The Rumour Mill: National League North Striker Linked

The Rumour Mill: National League North Striker Linked

It's that time of the week again! Here, we take a look at the latest rumours linking some of professional - and semi-professional - football's great and good with a move to WS1.
Following recent suggestions of a Saddlers swoop for players at Leeds United, West Ham United and Boreham Wood, the Reds have now been linked with a move for a striker currently plying his trade in National League North.

29-year-old Adam Marriott is currently with second-placed Kings Lynn Town a club where he has swiftly risen up the record tables, the Suffolk-born striker securing his first fifty goals in just sixty-one appearances.

Adam, a product of both Norwich City and Cambridge United's youth systems turned pro with United in 2009 and, after making seventy club appearances, joined city rivals Cambridge City, a club where he'd spent a spell on loan, on a permanent deal in 2012.

After netting an impressive sixty-two goals in seventy-six City appearances Marriott was then snapped up by Stevenage, his goal-scoring prowess earning him a two-year deal with the Lamex Stadium side.

After his deal with Stevenage expired Adam joined Lincoln City and would go on to play an important role in their run to the Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final, including an assist during the Third Round victory over Ipswich Town.

He has since gone on to play for Royston Town and Boston United before joining for then Southern League Premier Central side King's Lynn Town in October 2018, where he formed part of the team which both won promotion to National League North and defied early expectations by mounting a title challenge before coronavirus ultimately forced the season come to an early end.

Unsurprisingly, the Saddlers aren't the only club said to be interested in securing Adam's signature with clubs such as Newport County, Oldham Athletic, and Crewe Alexandra also believed to be in the hunt.

As always, we're in for a summer of rumour and innuendo so should always consider each link as nothing more than an agent seeking to get his player's name out there until something more concrete comes along.

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