Dudfield hits back at Corby

Lawrie Dudfield has hit back at Corby Town boss Graham Drury over the manner of his exit from the club.

And the former Leicester City and Northampton Town striker says he intends to take legal action over the matter.

Dudfield was released by the Blue Square North side last Friday with Drury subsequently giving the reason for the decision as him feeling Dudfield wouldn't be able to provide the goals Corby needed.

But Dudfield has angrily disputed Drury's version of events and says the club are now in breach of contract.

"I will be talking to my solicitor, the FA and the PFA because I'm not

having the situation stay like this," said Dudfield.

"I signed a contract, I paid agents fees and then Graham Drury called me up last Friday to tell me he was letting me go and that the contract was null and void because he never sent it in to the league.

"The fact is that he asked me to play wide right throughout pre-season and I did that and I think I did well.

"I wanted to play as a forward but I'm a team man and if playing wide right suited the team then I was happy to do that.

"For him to then say he didn't see me as wide-right man after playing me out of position all pre-season was unbelievable.

"I was never told any of that when he phoned me last Friday. He told me he'd had his budget cut and that he couldn't keep me.

"I could probably accept all this if I'd had a rubbish pre-season but I didn't.

"I know Drury has spoken to other clubs about me but I never asked him to do that. I wanted to play for Corby and I signed a contract expecting to do that."

Drury did not want to comment officially but suggested Dudfield may have been confused as to the paperwork he had signed.