Ogbonna to stay at Poppies, says boss Law

Dubi Ogbonna is set to remain at Kettering Town
Dubi Ogbonna is set to remain at Kettering Town

Marcus Law has confirmed Dubi Ogbonna is ready to stay at Kettering Town for their Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division campaign.

The story of the Poppies’ summer so far has mainly involved members of last season’s Division One Central title-winning team leaving Latimer Park with Jason Lee and James Jepson being the latest to do so.

Law is choosing to take his time over announcing new additions after he was appointed as the permanent manager at Latimer Park at the end of last month.

However, he has now revealed that striker Ogbonna, who hit 16 goals to be the club’s joint-top scorer last season after scoring 18 in the campaign before that, has agreed to stay.

Ogbonna had been on a contract with a year’s option and that has now been taken.

And Law is now hoping he can “create the environment” for Ogbonna to shine again in the new season.

“There was an option on Dubi’s contract, which has been taken and he has been happy to extend his stay at the club,” the Kettering boss said.

“He is moving up a level so he has got to prove himself again and I think everyone believes he is capable of doing that.

“He needs work in certain areas and I am sure he would admit that himself.

“But it is up to me to ensure we create the right environment for him to thrive and grow as a player.”

Don’t miss more from Marcus Law in Thursday’s Northamptonshire Telegraph