Joining Corby a ‘no-brainer’ for Morley

Stephan Morley made his debut for Corby Town in Tuesday's win at Rugby Town and is set to feature against Chippenham Town at Steel Park today
Stephan Morley made his debut for Corby Town in Tuesday's win at Rugby Town and is set to feature against Chippenham Town at Steel Park today
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Stephan Morley insists his decision to leave Leamington for Corby Town was a “no-brainer”.

The 26-year-old signed up for a second stint with the Steelmen late last week and made his debut in Tuesday’s 3-1 win at Rugby Town in the Red Insure Cup quarter-finals after last Saturday’s Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division clash at Slough Town was postponed.

Morley, who had a loan spell at Corby some seven years ago, had been captain at Leamington, who currently play in the Vanarama Conference North – the level above the Steelmen.

But the left-sided player says he was sold on a move to Steel Park after talking with manager Tommy Wright and his assistant David Clarke – a former team-mate of Morley’s.

The new signing is in line to make his league debut in this afternoon’s (Saturday) home clash with Chippenham Town as the Steelmen look to tighten their grip on a play-off place.

And he insists his focus is solely on helping Corby get back to the level he has come from.

“I know a lot of people at Leamington have been talking about me dropping down a level but they have short memories,” Morley said.

“They seem to forget that I left Hinckley United and dropped down from the Conference North to join them.

“To be honest, once I had spoken to the gaffer and David Clarke and with the way the club is moving forward, it was a no-brainer.

“The main target is to go up into the level I have come from and we are in a good position to be able to do that.

“We will aim to win every game between now and the end of the season.

“People will look at Poole and think they are the favourites for the title and they probably are. But we will try to win every match and see where it leaves us.”

Morley was content with a run-out in Tuesday’s cup success at Butlin Road, which sent the Steelmen into the semi-finals of the league knockout competition.

But he knows things will go up a notch or two at Steel Park today.

“I am really looking forward to it,” he added.

“It was good to get out there with the lads on Tuesday, it’s always different with a new set of players so it was great to be involved.

“We got a good result but it felt more like a pre-season game to me more than anything.

“So it will be good to get back to the bread and butter of the league, that is our priority.

“We know it will be a tough game. I have played against Chippenham a number of times and it’s never easy.

“Hopefully there will be a decent crowd in and we will try to get more points on the board.”