Star man Moreman is attracting Football League interest

Action from Corby Town's 3-2 win over Wealdstone in the FA Trophy third qualifying round replay. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Action from Corby Town's 3-2 win over Wealdstone in the FA Trophy third qualifying round replay. Pictures by Alison Bagley

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Chris Plummer has confirmed Corby Town hotshot Josh Moreman is beginning to attract the attention of clubs in the Football League.

The young striker has made a huge impact at Steel Park this season and his 13th goal in all competitions helped secure a dramatic 3-2 success over Wealdstone in Wednesday night’s FA Carlsberg Trophy third qualifying round replay.

Action from Corby Town's 3-2 win over Wealdstone in the FA Trophy third qualifying round replay. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Action from Corby Town's 3-2 win over Wealdstone in the FA Trophy third qualifying round replay. Pictures by Alison Bagley

And Steelmen boss Plummer has revealed that Moreman, who joined Corby from United Counties League side Deeping in the summer, spent the early part of this week training at npower League One side Stevenage while League Two high-fliers Gillingham have also expressed an interest.

Moreman is on a contract at Steel Park, meaning Corby will be entitled to a fee should any offers come in.

But Plummer is hoping he will have the chance to continue working with Moreman for a while yet after the striker bounced back from being sent off for dissent in the 1-1 draw in London last weekend to become the hero in the replay.

“Josh is a young lad who has moved up the levels and he is still learning,” Plummer said.

Action from Corby Town's 3-2 win over Wealdstone in the FA Trophy third qualifying round replay. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Action from Corby Town's 3-2 win over Wealdstone in the FA Trophy third qualifying round replay. Pictures by Alison Bagley

“It was a harsh lesson for him on Saturday and it’s disappointing for us because it means we lose him for a couple of games. But he is still learning and hopefully he won’t make the same mistake again.

“We all know his capabilities. He has that raw talent, he’s got goals in his boots, he has pace and he is aggressive.

“We just need to channel his all-round game now. He was quite poor in the first half on Wednesday if I am being honest and then he was a real threat in the second half.

“He had one cleared off the line and then he has got the winner in the dying moments. We know there is lots to work on but he certainly has the raw materials.

Action from Corby Town's 3-2 win over Wealdstone in the FA Trophy third qualifying round replay. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Action from Corby Town's 3-2 win over Wealdstone in the FA Trophy third qualifying round replay. Pictures by Alison Bagley

“He trained with Stevenage in the early part of this week and Gillingham are keen to have a look at him as well so there are clubs looking at him. I know there were other scouts there last night as well.

“There is interest but he is under contract and he is Corby Town player. We would like to see all our players move on and do better for themselves but we are enjoying having the squad we have got at the moment.

“He is scoring goals and grabbing headlines but there have been no offers yet so we will all carry on as we are.”

Plummer, meanwhile, was in no doubt that Corby deserved their win over Wealdstone, which sets up a first-round clash with Blue Square Bet South outfit Hayes & Yeading United a week on Saturday.

The Corby manager added: “I thought it was a the right result in the end.

“We bossed much of the game and created chances but we couldn’t take them. Thankfully, we got there in the end.

“It is frustrating to miss those chances but it’s good we are creating the opportunities and I would be more worried if that wasn’t happening.

“We are a bit disappointed with the goals we conceded and they have had a great chance just before we got the winner as well.

“There are still things for us to work on but I am pleased we are through.”

Corby are back in action at Steel Park on Saturday when they take on Oxford City in the Blue Square Bet North.