Steelmen snap up Wolves goalkeeper Burgoyne

Clayton McDonald, pictured celebrating his goal for Corby Town last weekend, will be hoping to recover from an ankle problem for the trip to Boston United
Clayton McDonald, pictured celebrating his goal for Corby Town last weekend, will be hoping to recover from an ankle problem for the trip to Boston United
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Corby Town have completed the signing of Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Harry Burgoyne ahead of tomorrow’s (Saturday) trip to Boston United.

The 18-year-old has joined the Steelmen on an initial 28-day youth loan and goes straight into the squad for the Vanarama National League North clash.

Burgoyne has already enjoyed a successful loan stint at Corby’s league rivals Lowestoft Town this season.

And the youngster, who joins Molineux team-mate Ben O’Hanlon at Steel Park, is looking forward to the next month.

The stopper said: “I am really looking forward to the opportunity of representing Corby over the course of the next month or so and playing my part in helping them to push their way back up the National League North table.

“I have actually watched Corby play a couple of times before, as Wolves played them in two pre-seasons.

“In truth, they looked a decent side then, so I’m surprised not to see them higher up the league.

“Having said that, they clearly have some quality players among their ranks, and I know that Tommy (manager Wright) is an advocate of playing good football from his professional playing days, so it will be another good test and a really good club for me to gain first team experience.

“When I do eventually return to Wolves from my loan spell, it would be nice to think that I have made a difference, and to see Corby climb their way up the league.”

On clinching the deal, Wright said: “I am very happy that we have been able to bring Harry to the club from Wolves

“He is a 6ft 5ins goalkeeper who is very highly rated at Molineux and has had glowing reports from his time with Lowestoft and we are delighted to have him on board.”

Wright, meanwhile, believes there are “a lot of incentives” for his team tomorrow.

The Steelmen finally stopped the rot last weekend as they claimed a 3-2 victory over AFC Telford United to end a seven-game losing streak in the league and a run of 13 matches without a win in all competitions.

Wright added: “There are a lot of incentives for us. We haven’t won back-to-back matches yet this season so that is one.

“And when we played Boston at our ground earlier in season, we got beaten in the last minute having played very well so we possibly owe them one.

“We see this as a winnable game and we believe we can go there and upset them a little bit.

“The boys really delivered last weekend and now we need to build on it.”

Wright, meanwhile, expects midfielder Ben Milnes and centre-half Clayton McDonald to be fit for the weekend’s clash after both were withdrawn during the second half of last Saturday’s victory.