Sampson pleased with early transfer work

Corby Town FC: Corby: new management team announced. ' new manager Ian Sampson 'Tuesday 22nd May 2012
Corby Town FC: Corby: new management team announced. ' new manager Ian Sampson 'Tuesday 22nd May 2012

Ian Sampson believes a “spine” is already beginning to appear in Corby Town’s squad for the new Blue Square Bet Premier season.

The Steelmen boss has had a busy week that kicked off with defender Paul Malone agreeing a new one-year contract and being named club captain.

And there has been further movement with centre-half Phil Gulliver also deciding to stay at Steel Park while midfielder Lewis Webb, who performed a u-turn having originally signed for King’s Lynn Town, has also been confirmed as a Corby player.

The arrival of goalkeeper Paul Walker, who was given his first professional contract at Northampton Town by Sampson, has completed a decent week for the new Steelmen boss.

And he insists there will be plenty more to come, despite him starting the recruitment process slightly later than other managers.

“I know it is going to be a slow process,” he said.

“I am probably starting a month behind everyone else because my appointment here came a bit later.

“But we are talking to plenty of people.

“We will be looking to get good players in for the right price. I think we have made a decent start.

“People can see that we are trying to get the spine of the squad sorted out.

“Then it will be a question of trying to add to it.”