New signing for The Trawlerboys

New signing for The Trawlerboys

By Mark Boggis
21 August
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Former Ipswich Town and Crewe Alexandra starlet joins


The first goal is to break into the first team, establish myself on the pitch and develop as a player.
New signing Malachi Linton
Lowestoft Town FC have bolstered their attacking options with the signing of talented teenager Malachi Linton.
The striker, 18, has joined Lowestoft after trialling at a number of clubs recently.
Previously at Crewe Alexandra, where he trained regularly with the first team, played numerous times for the U23 team and also scored in the FA Youth Cup last season, Malachi is the brother of former Lowestoft Town favourite Curtley Williams.
Lowestoft manager Jamie Godbold expressed his delight at the signing of the former Ipswich Town youth player.
He said: "Malachi is rated very highly and after we invited him along to training we are really pleased to get him signed.
"He has been trialling at various clubs and is the brother of Curtley Williams, so knows Lowestoft well.
"He is Ipswich-based and (Head of Recruitment) Chris Bond praised his progression throughout the youth ranks at Ipswich.
"Malachi knows where the goal is and he looked really sharp in training - we're looking forward to seeing this on the pitch soon."
The striker joined Ipswich in the summer of 2010 and played for them at youth level from U10 to U16, before signing a two-year scholarship deal with Crewe in July 2017.
Although he took part in some of the training session this week with his new teammates, Malachi is recovering from an ankle injury that is likely to keep him out of action for a couple of weeks.
Godbold added: "Malachi ticks all the boxes of what we have needed to improve the squad.
"We have not had much depth in the striking options and is certainly one we needed to bolster - particularly if the likes of Jake Reed or Shaun Bammant were to get injured.
"So it is great to have Malachi on board as it improves the squad and certainly provides great competition up front.
"He fitted in really well at training and he knows a couple of the lads - Travis and Kyle - from Ipswich, so we are delighted to have him on board."
After moving away from Suffolk for a couple of years to follow his footballing dream, Malachi admitted he was keen to get back "fit and firing" very soon.
Recalling his youth career at Ipswich and Crewe, the teenager said that after he was released by Ipswich he took part in an EFL exit trial and subsequently scored a goal and grabbed an assist - which led to offers from 10 professional clubs at the time.
This led to him signing a two-year scholarship at Crewe, which ended in July.
Malachi Linton said: "At the time Crewe were in the top 10 best academies in the country.
"They were a great couple of years. I played in the U23s a lot and played against a lot of good professionals.
"I trained with the first team for two years, aged between 16 and 18, and it was a great learning curve.
"I have got a lot of respect for all the coaches and everyone at Crewe."
After trialling with other clubs, Malachi admitted advice from his brother Curtley led him to Lowestoft.
He said: "My brother played for Lowestoft for many years and said they are a great bunch of lads.
"That was apparent at the first training session - everyone made me very welcome and the managers and coaches are great.
"I can't wait to get that shirt on, settle down, put in a good shift and start scoring goals.
"I hope I can bring a bit of industry to the team and integrate well into the group - they are a great bunch of lads and I am really looking forward to getting fit and firing soon.
"The first goal is to break into the first team, establish myself on the pitch and develop as a player."
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