Duffy looking forward to the Corby derby

Stewarts & Lloyds boss Lee Duffy is looking forward to a friendly derby with Corby Town at Occupation Road tonight
Stewarts & Lloyds boss Lee Duffy is looking forward to a friendly derby with Corby Town at Occupation Road tonight
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It is an all-Corby affair at Occupation Road tonight as Stewarts & Lloyds take on Corby Town in the annual Bob Cummings Memorial Cup match.

It has been a summer of change off-the-field for ChromaSport & Trophies UCL Premier Division side S&L with youth teams being installed for the forthcoming campaign.

Boss Lee Duffy has stayed on to lead the first team into their season, which kicks off in the FA Cup extra preliminary round at Dereham Town on Saturday.

And Duffy is looking forward to a big test against the Steelmen, who are unbeaten in pre-season so far.

“It is always a great test for our players,” Duffy said.

“It is an important game for the town to have and I am sure a lot of people will come along and have a look at it.

“We are looking forward to the game as we always do and we will obviously try to provide a good test for Corby.

“We haven’t had a great deal of changes in personnel over the summer.

“A lot of the players have stayed with us but we will have a very young side as we look to get the foundations of the club in working order.”

Steelmen boss Ian Sampson is likely to “mix things up” with his squad for the clash, although a strong line-up is expected with just one more friendly to come before the big Blue Square Bet North kick-off on Saturday week.

Sampson said: “We played Harborough Town who are in the UCL in our first friendly and it was a good game.

“S&L are in the same division and I am certain they will give us another very good test.

“It is obviously a traditional memorial game and we are looking forward to it.

“I am sure they will have some good players, who will be keen to impress against us.

“We will probably mix things up a bit. There were one or two little knocks coming out of the game at Bedford last weekend and we will be looking to give a number of players some time on the pitch.”