Striker Foster arrives at Poppies

Action from Kettering Town's 2-0 defeat at Spalding. Picture by Tim Wilson
Action from Kettering Town's 2-0 defeat at Spalding. Picture by Tim Wilson

Rob Foster has become the latest new arrival at Kettering Town.

The striker, whose goals helped fire Sileby Rangers to the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Division One title last season, has agreed a deal with the Poppies after impressing during a trial period.

Foster enjoyed a successful stint at Nuneaton Town at the same level the Poppies now find themselves at in the Calor League Division One Central.

And boss Dean Thomas believes the frontman could prove to be a useful asset during the campaign, which gets under way on August 17 with a trip to Potters Bar Town.

“Rob has scored goals at every level he has played at,” the Kettering manager said.

“He has played in a couple of games for us and he looks a very useful footballer, although he does need to adjust to how we play.

“But he has done well and has signed for us, which is good. I think he could be a good asset for us.”

Thomas is also hopeful of adding another player to his ranks soon in the form of Nathan Fox, who spent most of last season on loan with the Poppies from Corby Town.

The left-sided player is set to be involved again in tomorrow (Tuesday) night’s penultimate pre-season friendly at Barwell (7.30pm) after being unavailable for the 2-0 defeat to Spalding at the weekend.

Thomas added: “I am hoping we can get Nathan on board after the game at Barwell.

“Our plan would be to use him in a more advanced role and I think it would be good for him to settle down with a club.

“He has been at a few clubs in pre-season and players always have their heads turned at this time of year. But I know he would do well for us.”

One player whose future is a little unclear is Ben Ford.

Having previously been announced as a summer signing at Kettering, the midfielder instead went to train with Conference side Hyde but was unable to earn a deal.

Ford played a part in the Poppies’ loss at Spalding and Thomas said: “Ben made himself available and he wanted to come and train with us.

“But nothing has been sorted on that one yet. I haven’t made a decision. I am sure he will be involved again but the fact is I can’t take everyone.”