Paul Malone has praised the new regime at Corby Town for their “refreshing” approach at trying to get the community behind the club.
New chairman Kevin Ingram made no secret of his desire to get the local community and business community supporting the club when he completed his takeover soon after last season ended.
And Malone, a Corby boy born and bred, believes the chairman has struck the right chord.
“I think it’s fair to say that no-one really knew where the club was heading when the last chairman said he was standing down and Graham Drury left as manager,” Malone said.
“Football fans have a tendency to be fickle and I think some people were fearing the worst, especially when they have seen what happened to Rushden & Diamonds and what has been happening at Kettering Town.
“But the new chairman hit the right note and you could see immediately that he wants to get the local community involved, it is refreshing to see that.
“It is the sort of thing this town has been crying out for. It is a big town and I know the interest is there. I know it because I am a Corby boy myself.
“I have always seen Corby as a family club and I think the things going on are only going to enhance that.”
“There seems to be a positive vibe running through the club at the moment and that is certainly the way it feels within the squad.
“But it is only pre-season and we know that we will have to get things right on the pitch once the serious business starts.”