Steelmen swoop for goalkeeper Louis

Goalkeeper Louis Connor has joined Corby Town from Rugby Town

Goalkeeper Louis Connor has joined Corby Town from Rugby Town

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Corby Town have signed goalkeeper Louis Connor from Rugby Town.

The stopper will be well-known by Steelmen fans after he produced an outstanding performance in Rugby’s 1-0 victory over Corby in the first qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup earlier this season.

Connor has also had spells at Tamworth and Halesowen in the past as well as playing in the USA with the University of the District of Columbia.

Steelmen boss Gary Mills said: “I am very pleased to bring Louis in, he was sought after because of his performances this season.

“I want competition for places all over the pitch and the signing of Louis brings that in the goalkeeping department.”

Corby assistant-manager David Bell, meanwhile, believes his team need to work a little bit harder to ensure their fortunes change.

The Steelmen take on Ashton United at Steel Park on Saturday in what is the first of three home games in a row in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division.

Corby remain in deep trouble at the wrong end of the table. They dropped back to the bottom of the pile following a 1-0 defeat at Workington last weekend.

Mills and Bell are still awaiting their first goal and point in the league since taking over following the departure of Tommy Wright last month.

Bell admits there is a “lack of belief” in the Corby squad. But he firmly believes they can turn things around if they stick to a hard work ethic.

“It doesn’t matter what you do or say when it comes to building confidence,” the former Coventry City man said.

“It’s results that build the confidence and the lads are lacking a bit of belief, which is no surprise when you look at how the season has gone.

“We could just do with a bit of luck to get things going.

“But we have to keep chipping away and working hard.

“I have always been told that if things are not going for you, you just have to work harder and things will turn.

“That’s what we will do ahead of Saturday. We need things to turn for us quickly but we are the only ones who can make it happen.”