Wright shakes things up at Corby

Corby Town striker Andre Johnson, pictured in action against Stockport on Saturday, is set to join Rugby Town on a dual registration

Corby Town striker Andre Johnson, pictured in action against Stockport on Saturday, is set to join Rugby Town on a dual registration

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Tommy Wright has wasted little time in shaking his Corby Town squad up ahead of a crucial festive period for the club.

The Steelmen boss confirmed there would be changes after the Steelmen were beaten 4-0 at home by Stockport County on Saturday.

Corby remain rooted in the bottom three of the Vanarama National League North and are without a game this weekend after their scheduled clash with Curzon Ashton was brought forward earlier in the campaign.

They return to action on Boxing Day with a trip to Northants rivals Brackley Town and the host Lowestoft Town on Bank Holiday Monday, December 28 before the second part of a double header with Brackley opens up 2016 at Steel Park on January 2.

Wright has released striker Callum Ball while youngsters Andre Johnson and Kurtis Revan are set to join Rugby Town on dual registrations.

But the biggest change will be in goal with 18-year-old Sam Donkin now set to start at Brackley after Harry Burgoyne’s loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers ended after Saturday’s loss.

Wright said: “I have let Callum go and Andre Johnson and Kurtis Revan are likely to go to Rugby on dual registrations.

“They are both young lads and there is a lot of potential there, they excite me for the future.

“But I have said to both of them to go and get a month of football, get some game time and then we will go from there.

“Harry’s loan was up after the game on Saturday and we have decided not to extend it. That’s not down to performances or anything like that.

“I have got Sam who is chomping at the bit. But myself and Dave (assistant-manager Clarke) believe he deserves his opportunity.

“It is as simple as that. Dave knows his goalkeepers and he is backing him.

“He said to me ‘if you aren’t going to play him now, when will you play him?’ I agree with that. We believe he is good enough so therefore he is old enough.

“He is only a year younger than Harry and not much younger than Paul Walker who was great for the club.

“But we will be looking to bring in a back-up goalkeeper to put some pressure on Sam and give him that competition, it’s important he has that.”

Don’t miss more news from Steel Park in Thursday’s Corby Telegraph