Steelmen bring in Massiah

Massiah McDonald, pictured during a stint at King's Lynn Town, has signed for Corby Town on a month-long loan from Bradford Park Avenue

Massiah McDonald, pictured during a stint at King's Lynn Town, has signed for Corby Town on a month-long loan from Bradford Park Avenue

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Corby Town have signed striker Massiah McDonald on a month-long loan deal from Vanarama National League North rivals Bradford Park Avenue.

The 25-year-old frontman is set to make his debut for the Steelmen in the Boxing Day derby at Brackley Town.

Steelmen boss Tommy Wright has also confirmed that defender Edi Appleton has returned to the club after a stint at AFC Rushden & Diamonds while young full-back Connor Kennedy has gone in the opposite direction for a loan spell at the Dog & Duck.

And, in a flurry of transfer activity, Wright also confirmed that striker Spencer Weir-Daley will be staying at Steel Park and will be in the squad to face Brackley following his recovery from a hip injury.

Wright has made his moves after he released Callum Ball following the 4-0 home loss to Stockport County while Kurtis Revan has joined Rugby Town on a dual registration.

And the Steelmen manager expects McDonald to arrive with a “point to prove”.

“Massiah is a big lad and he is super-confident in his own ability,” Wright said.

“I think he will come here with a point to prove having joined us from a team in the same division.

“He has been crying out to play in his preferred position as a centre-forward and he has scored goals in loan spells at Rushall Olympic and Mickleover Sports this season.

“He is someone who has been on our radar and he wants to come here and score goals. That’s something we need at the moment.”

Goalkeeper Sam Donkin is also set to start at Brackley on Boxing Day after Harry Burgoyne returned to Wolverhampton Wanderers following a loan spell with Corby.

Paul Malone is suspended for the game at St James Park after he was sent off during the defeat to Stockport.

The Steelmen were without a game at the weekend with other results seeing them drop to 21st place, two points adrift of safety.