Chris Plummer has welcomed the competition for places that has emerged in the centre-half position at Corby Town.
The Steelmen have added former Stockport County defender Carl Piergianni to their squad ahead of tomorrow’s Blue Square Bet North home clash with Altrincham.
With Paul Malone and Stefan Galinski also vying for the central defensive role, it means a welcome selection headache for boss Plummer, who admitted he was impressed with Malone’s performance in Wednesday’s 2-1 home win over Histon in the FA Cup.
The Steelmen manager said: “It is a very good signing for us. Carl was pretty much an ever-present at Stockport last year and he came through the Peterborough United youth set up.
“We have a lot of competition there now and the other guys in the team have stepped up.
“There is a selection headache but that’s a good thing to have.
“I am very pleased to have Carl on board and I believe he can bring something more to the squad.
“There were some very good performances and Paul was great.
“He was left out of the team a week ago and his last two performances have been excellent. He has responded in the right way.
“That’s what we want. His form did dip but he did very well for us.”
Plummer, meanwhile, knows his perfect record at Steel Park is in for a stern test at the weekend.
Wednesday’s win made it four home victories out of four since he took the job but he knows Altrincham will provide his side with a thorough examination.
“We have had Altrincham watched and they are a good side,” he added.
“They are near the top end of the table and it is going to be a big test for us.
“But our home form is good and if we are at our best then we can match anybody.
“It is a big month for us and we will find out how far we have come, or not as the case may be, as we play some good sides.”