Tommy Wright says he has “high hopes” for young striker Andre Johnson after he completed a move to Corby Town.
The 20-year-old started his career at Derby County and, like new Steelmen team-mate Kurtis Revan, was released by the Sky Bet Championship club at the end of the 2013-14 season.
He went on to join Worksop Town before also playing at Matlock Town.
Johnson spent the start of this season at Heanor Town, who currently sit third in the Midland League Premier Division and he has scored seven goals from six starts.
Steelmen boss Wright revealed Johnson is a player who was recommended to him and also confirmed he had taken the advice of another former Corby manager before making his move.
Wright said: “Andre is a player who was recommended to me. We looked at him on Wednesday night in training and he did very well.
“I have done my homework on him, I even spoke to Lee Glover who coached him at Derby and he only had good words to say about the lad.
“He is a quick player and natural finisher. He’s hungry to succeed at this level and understands it’s a great platform for him to make a name for himself. I have high hopes for him.”
Johnson is in line to make his debut when the Steelmen return to action after a two-week break against second-placed AFC Fylde in the Vanarama National League North tomorrow (Saturday).