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King praises Witham Town's Newby
8:00am Saturday 21st September 2013 in Sport
WITHAM TOWN assistant manager Brad King has praised the positive impact made by Kris Newby.
The midfielder, on a season-long loan deal, scored a late equaliser in last weekend’s FA Cup tie at Mildenhall Town.
And he will be hoping to make another positive impact in today's Ryman One North contest at Waltham Abbey. King has been impressed by the midfielder’s attitude as he looks to put some high-profile personal problems behind him.
Newby made a frank revelation about losing thousands of pounds on a gambling addiction earlier this year and even appeared on national television to talk about the effects on himself and those close to him.
“I’ve know Kris a long time and he’s someone I’ve always rated and wanted to sign,” said King.
“When he had his personal problems things went wrong at East Thurrock and they were fantastic in letting us take him on a season’s loan because it has given him the chance to do what he does best.
“He has had a lot of negative publicity about his problems, but he has been fantastic since he has been at Witham.”
Elsewhere in Ryman One North tomorrow, MALDON & TIPTREE, who drew 4-4 in a thrilling derby against Burnham Ramblers on Tuesday, are at home to Chatham. HEYBRIDGE SWIFTS go to Chatham.
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