Herbert and Stanton sign for Steelmen

Courtney Herbert has joined Corby Town from Cogenhoe United
Courtney Herbert has joined Corby Town from Cogenhoe United
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Corby Town have completed a double-signing in the form of former Northampton Town striker Courtney Herbert and ex-Burton Albion defender Nathan Stanton.

Herber, 25, has scored 15 goals in all competitions for ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division side Cogenhoe United this season.

Herbert burst on to the scene at Sixfields after joining them from Long Buckby but went down the pecking order before having spells at Cambridge United, Banbury United and Aylesbury.

He also featured for the Steelmen in pre-season in 2012 under former Cobblers boss Ian Sampson.

Current joint-boss at Steel Park, Tommy Wright said: “Courtney Herbert is a player that both myself and Stan (fellow joint-boss Andrew Wilson) have known about for a long time.

“He had a taste of the Football League with Northampton Town and he will see this as his opportunity to kick start his career again.

“Courtney will give us something different up front with his electric pace and he will be a huge threat for us.”

Stanton has signed from Grantham Town and has over 450 Football League appearances under his belt. He arrives as a direct replacement for Brad Gascoigne who left for Scottish club Morton last week.

Wright added: “We’re delighted to have Nathan on board as a Corby Town player.

“We both believe that together with Courtney Herbert he could be the final piece to the jigsaw for us.

“Stanton brings great experience and leadership to the side. He will also provide that bit of steel which we have been missing.”