Experienced Robbins arrives to boost the Steelmen ranks

Corby Town have moved to strengthen their attacking options ahead of this weekend’s top-of-the-table clash with Berkhamsted.

Thursday, 21st November 2019, 7:10 am
Updated Thursday, 21st November 2019, 7:12 am
Former AFC Rushden & Diamonds striker Ryan Robbins has joined Corby Town

The Steelmen have signed experienced striker Ryan Robbins, who is set to go straight into the squad for the big clash in the BetVictor Southern League Division One Central at Steel Park on Saturday.

It will be Robbins’ second spell with the club having previously had three months on loan with the Steelmen in 2016 when he was at Boston United.

Robbins has played for the likes of Stamford, Coalville Town, Gresley, Barwell and AFC Rushden & Diamonds before having spells more recently at United Counties League clubs Loughborough Dynamo and Leicester Nirvana.

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Joint-bosses Gary Mulligan and Ashley Robinson made the move with Steve Diggin still being sidelined by a knee injury.

Diggin, who enjoyed an excellent first couple of months in front of goal this season, hasn’t featured since suffering the injury in the 3-0 win at North Leigh just over a month ago.

And Mulligan said: “The injury has obviously improved a lot since the game at North Leigh but he is still struggling.

“We will be having a look at him again this week but obviously, the sooner we can get him back the better because he’s a natural finisher.”

Robbins joins other recent arrivals Alistair Worby and Robbie Parsons at Steel Park.

Goalkeeper Worby, who has signed on a dual registration from Brackley Town, and Parsons, who has joined on loan from Melton Town, both featured in the Steelmen’s emphatic 8-0 victory at bottom side Wantage Town last weekend.

Worby was able to celebrate a clean sheet while Parsons came off the bench to score as Corby returned to winning ways following their shock 2-1 home defeat to Kempston Rovers the previous week.

Mulligan added: “We had to bounce back.

“We were really disappointed with the Kempston game because we missed a number of chances and then two mistakes really cost us. There were positives despite the result and we had to take them into the game at Wantage.

“The attitude of the boys was spot on. It was easy for everyone to say it would be a comfortable win but you don’t get anything unless you have the right attitude.

“We started the game on the front foot and we kept it up all game so it was very pleasing.”