Sampson is pleased with progress

Steelmen Win: Corby: Corby Town FC Vs Northampton Town FC ''Pre-season friendly 'Manager Corby Town FC Ian Sampson''Saturday 21st July 2012
Steelmen Win: Corby: Corby Town FC Vs Northampton Town FC ''Pre-season friendly 'Manager Corby Town FC Ian Sampson''Saturday 21st July 2012

Corby Town manager Ian Sampson admits he is happy with the early signs of development his side are showing.

The Steelmen boss has seen his men beat Northampton Town and draw with a Stoke City XI in the last week and both games have given him some encouragement.

It is still very much early days in the Sampson era at Steel Park, but he believes they are heading in the right direction.

“I always say that results in pre-season mean nothing,” the former Northampton Town man stated.

“You don’t get any points for winning and it is all about getting some fitness in the players and working on a team shape.

“I’ve been pleased with both in the games so far, though.

“There is a good spirit here and they have shown that on the pitch.

“I was really happy with the way we stuck at it against some Premier League quality in the Stoke match.

“It has been a tough challenge since I’ve been here.

“We’ve got to build an entire team, we’ve got a new chairman, a new manager and new staff.

“It has been hard work but I’ve enjoyed the challenge.

“Now we need to sign more players.

“Not all the lads we’ve got here are signed on so we still need to build up our squad.”