Steelmen to rotate squad for Sileby clash

Gareth Jelleyman is set to make his first start since breaking his jaw when Corby Town face Sileby Rangers in the NFA Hillier Senior Cup at Steel Park tonight (Wednesday)

Gareth Jelleyman is set to make his first start since breaking his jaw when Corby Town face Sileby Rangers in the NFA Hillier Senior Cup at Steel Park tonight (Wednesday)

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Corby Town are set to rotate their squad for tonight’s (Wednesday) NFA Hillier Senior Cup clash with Sileby Rangers at Steel Park.

The Steelmen are back in action for the first time since their disappointing FA Cup first-round exit at the hands of Dover Athletic at the weekend.

And the first-round tie in the county competition is the perfect chance to get some minutes into fringe players as well as some of the Corby youth team, according to joint-manager Andrew Wilson.

The game should see a first start for over two months for club captain Gareth Jelleyman who made his return from a broken jaw as a substitute at the weekend.

And others will also get their chance to impress with the Steelmen currently preparing for a return to Calor League Premier Division action against Weymouth at Steel Park on Saturday.

“We will definitely rotate the squad and have a look at other players,” Wilson said.

“Jake Healy will get a start, Nabil Shariff will play and it will be a chance to get minutes into Gareth Jelleyman and Tom Ingram as well.

“We will utilise the squad but we won’t underestimate Sileby.

“We need to make sure we prepare professionally because it is all about winning games and we want to win to give us some momentum going into the league game on Saturday.”

Jelleyman, meanwhile, is keen to get back in the swing of things as he looks to regain his match fitness following a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

The left-back added: “I have been joining in training and it was good to get back out there for a while on Saturday.

“The game with Sileby is the perfect chance to get some more minutes under my belt. It is all about match fitness for me now.”