King keen to stay at Buxton

Buxton v Darlington, Craig King
Buxton v Darlington, Craig King

Buxton manager Martin McIntosh says he is delighted at the decision by star winger Craig King to turn down a move away from the club.

McIntosh made the admission after revealing King snubbed a transfer to a Conference Premier outfit earlier this month.

The Bucks boss says that the club in question had watched the 23-year-old “three or four times” prior to lodging the bid.

Speaking to the Advertiser, McIntosh said: “A conference team put a bid in for Craig and we all agreed it was a good deal for the club.

“It was also a good deal for the player, but in the end, once he’d been informed of it, Craig said he wanted to stay at Buxton.

“He decided he couldn’t go full-time, but that also that he is enjoying his time here.

“What’s good is that the club wasn’t going to stand in Craig’s way.

“He’s a great lad to work with, he wants to stay here and we’re delighted that’s the case.”

King, who arrived at the Silverlands in the summer, has put in a series of impressive performances throughout the campaign.

Earlier in the season the former Leicester City winger was the subject of enquiries from a number of Skrill North clubs, with two seven-day notices of approach being served.

However, the winger opted to stay put at Buxton and in October he signed a contract with the club.

He has featured in every league game so far and has hit six goals in all competitions.

Stamford are the visitors on Saturday, as McIntosh’s side aim to end their losing streak in the league.