Weir-Daley joins Poppies on loan from Steelmen

Spencer Weir-Daley has moved from Steel Park to Latimer Park after joining Kettering Town on loan from Corby Town

Spencer Weir-Daley has moved from Steel Park to Latimer Park after joining Kettering Town on loan from Corby Town

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Tommy Wright has revealed Corby Town striker Spencer Weir-Daley has joined neighbours Kettering Town on loan for the remainder of the season.

The 30-year-old frontman was the Steelmen’s top scorer in their dramatic Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division title success last season.

He is now back at that level after hitting four goals for Corby during their struggles in the Vanarama National League North in the current campaign.

The Poppies are yet to confirm his arrival and he won’t be eligible for tonight’s (Tuesday) NFA Hillier Senior Cup semi-final at Rothwell Corinthians having featured for the Steelmen when they lost to Kettering in the first round of the competition.

But Corby boss Wright has confirmed the news and believes the striker is in need of a “new challenge”.

“It’s been a tough one for Spencer,” Wright said.

“He had a bad pre-season with a couple of little injuries and we brought Kabongo Tshimanga in and he hit the ground running.

“We have had a few centre-forwards but, at the same time, Spencer has still scored four goals and hasn’t started many games so his goals to starts ratio is good.

“I worked really hard to bring him to the club but it’s just not quite worked out this season.

“I think Spencer needs a new challenge and our squad could maybe do with a new face or two.”

On that note, Wright revealed he is in talks with this weekend’s opponents Bradford Park Avenue over renewing the loan spell of frontman Massiah McDonald after his previous deal expired last week.

It the same situation with left-back Ben O’Hanlon, who has been on loan at Steel Park.

And Wright added: “We are waiting to hear back from Wolves about Ben and I am hopeful we can extend that loan deal.

“With Massiah, even if we had got that sorted then he wouldn’t have been able to play this weekend because we are playing his parent club.

“We are in talks about it. He wants to stay and we want him to stay so hopefully that one will progress as well.”

The Steelmen signed right-back Ellis Myles from Stamford earlier this week following the departure of Paul Malone in the other direction on Friday.