Poppies boss Thomas confirms Wall interest

King's Lynn Town defender Stuart Wall (right) could be set for a loan move to Kettering Town
King's Lynn Town defender Stuart Wall (right) could be set for a loan move to Kettering Town

Dean Thomas has confirmed his interested in signing King’s Lynn Town defender Stuart Wall on loan.

But the Kettering Town manager insists talk of an immediate deal being done is premature after he revealed the former Corby Town centre-half has now trained with the Poppies twice.

Wall, who signed for King’s Lynn in 2011, suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury during pre-season last year and missed the whole of the last campaign.

The 26-year-old is currently working his way back to fitness with the Linnets keen to get him out on loan to get games under his belt.

And while Thomas admits there is definite interest from his point of view, he still believes it could be at least a month before Wall is match fit.

“Stuart is a very good defender who would improve our squad, there is no doubt about that,” Thomas said.

“He has trained with us a couple of times and I think (King’s Lynn manager) Gary Setchell wants to get him out on loan to get him fit.

“I think they want to give him some games in their reserves as well but I certainly won’t play him in any matches until he is fully fit, I don’t need to do that.

“He is a local lad to this area and we have had a good chat. I think he would be happy to come here.

“I think he is probably a month away from being fully match fit, you have to remember that our squad have six weeks of training under their belts.

“He has to get that confidence back and the only person who will really know when he is ready is Stuart himself.

“Hopefully there is a deal to be done, which allows him to come here and we are definitely interested in doing that.”