Waiting game now paying off for Bennion

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Nick Bennion is glad to be finally getting the chance to make his mark with Corby Town.

Bennion has enjoyed something of a contrasting start to his Steelmen career so far with a comfortable clean sheet against Colywn Bay on debut, followed by conceding three against Altrincham in the week.

But as he prepares to face title-chasing Guiseley tomorrow, he is hoping to secure a long-term future with the club.

“I’d been trying to get a move to Corby for the last couple of years and I’m delighted that Graham Drury has now given me the chance to show what I can do,” he said.

“I came down for a trial about four weeks ago and now I’m getting a chance in the team and hopefully I can make the most of it.”

Bennion has taken over between the sticks from Fabian Speiss after he was recalled from his loan spell by parent club Notts County.

He becomes the fourth different man to play a league game in goal for the Steelmen this year, following on from Chris Mackenzie, Jack Drury and Speiss.

And Bennion, who has previously played in the Blue Square Bet South with Maidenhead United and joined Corby from Thame United, is confident of making the shirt his own for the rest of this season and beyond.

“All I can do is my best but I believe I have what it takes to play at this level and hopefully that can be with Corby,” he continued.

“I enjoyed my debut and it was good to start with a clean sheet.

“I don’t quite know what went wrong against Altrincham, perhaps it was down to nerves.

“But hopefully I can bounce back tomorrow.

“It’s not going to be easy because Guiseley are obviously a top side and if we don’t have the right attitude, we’ll get smashed.

“But we have the potential to get a result and if we all go together and put our minds to it, we can definitely get something from the game.”