Towers leaves Corby for Grantham

Corby Town v Bishops Stortford at the new stadium on Rockinham Road.'Steve Towers for Corby.

Corby Town v Bishops Stortford at the new stadium on Rockinham Road.'Steve Towers for Corby.

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Steve Towers has left Corby Town to join Grantham Town.

The 25-year-old midfielder Towers has ended five-season spell with the Steelmen to join the Gingerbreads, who have joint-managers in Jimmy Albans and Wayne Hallcro.

Towers, who was a fans’ favourite at Steel Park, said: “I have known Wayne since we were together at Stamford.

“I wasn’t enjoying my football at Corby as much as I had with everything that was going on there, so when Jimmy and Wayne got in touch, it took my interest.

“Grantham are a club on the up and looked very good when I played in the pre-season friendly. It struck me as the right club for me to get back to enjoying my football again.”

Sam Mullarkey, meanwhile, has re-joined Stamford Town to again link up with former Steelmen manager Graham Drury.

The 24-year-old striker joined the Steelmen from Stamford last autumn but he has now followed another former Corby frontman, Gary King, back to the Daniels.

Drury said: “I am delighted Sam has agreed to join Stamford again.

“I believe that Sam is too good for this standard of football, which was why I signed him for Corby.

“Unfortunately injury halted his progress in the second half of the season but I know he is hungry to get back to that level, just like other players who have agreed to play for us.

“Sam has a good track record of scoring goals at this level, as supporters will know only too well from his time here and at Grantham.

“He is direct and exciting and defenders don’t like it when he runs at them, he is a constant threat.

“He has a good understanding with Gary King and it is a front pairing I am looking forward to working with. I never got the chance to start them both together at Corby but it is a partnership that scores goals, and that wins matches.

“If I can bring in the other attacking players I am hoping too, then we’ll have plenty of competition to keep everyone on their toes.”