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New Salford signing Tom King leans on a beam in the West Stand terrace at The Peninsula StadiumSalford City is pleased to announce the signing of goalkeeper Tom King!

The towering shot-stopper has joined The Ammies on a two-year deal after leaving Newport County at the end of last season.

In two years at Rodney Parade the 26-year-old made 52 appearances, the last of which was at Wembley in the Play-Off Final in May, and he also earned his first call-up to the Wales senior squad, most recently in March 2021 for their World Cup Qualifiers.

An imposing presence in the area, the former Millwall man – who had loan spells with the likes of Braintree Town, Stevenage and AFC Wimbledon earlier in his career – is looking forward to getting started.

“It’s been something that’s been talked about now for a couple of days, going to and from speaking to the Chairman and the Manager, and yeah I’m just buzzing to get it over the line!

“If you look at the signings the Manager’s made this summer, the Club’s only going in one direction so it’s a real privilege that they contacted me.

“I had a similar situation when I signed at Newport with Joe Day leaving at the time, he won goalie of the season and the Golden Glove similar to Vac so it’s a challenge I’m going to relish, and as you say big boots to fill, but hopefully I can do that position justice and continue where he left off.

“Any goalkeeper’s main quality should be shot stopping, I feel like I’m a good shot stopper, I communicate well with the back four and other lads in the team. I’ll let the fans decide what they think I’m good at by the end of the season but that’s where I see myself and hopefully I can add to the team.

“Nashy’s got me working hard but I’m enjoying it, a few bumps and bruises but that’s all part and parcel of being a goalie!”

Tom King smothers a through ball to keep it away from Brandon Thomas-Asante
King has kept three clean sheets in four appearances against Salford.

On signing a new goalkeeper, Manager Gary Bowyer added:

“Tom is a great signing for us, he is a great character who has loads of potential, and we feel he will thrive in our environment.

“He will enjoy working with Carlo who will push him, and help him to develop his game further just like he did for Vac.” 

Welcome to The Peninsula Stadium Tom, we hope you and your family enjoy a happy time with us!

Registration is subject to EFL and FA approval and international clearance.

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