Gordon happy to leave scoring to the strikers

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DELROY GORDON has no plans to start moving up front on a permanent basis any time soon.

But the defender is hoping he can help Corby Town record a second successive home win in the Blue Square Bet North tonight.

Gordon’s goal against Colwyn Bay at the weekend finally ended the Steelmen’s four-month wait for a home league win.

That was his fourth goal in the last 10 games and it currently makes the right-back Corby’s most in-form man in front of goal.

But while he is happy to be the right man in the right place in the opposition’s area at the moment, he would rather concentrate on keeping goals out instead of knocking them in.

However, he doesn’t really care who puts the ball in the net for the Steelmen tonight as long as someone does and they pick up another three points.

“I don’t think you want me up front on a permanent basis, I’m far happier concentrating on defending really,” he said.

“But it’s nice to score a few goals, although I’ve no plans to start knocking on the manager’s door and telling him not to bother signing any more strikers as I can do the job!

“I think I’ll leave scoring goals to the men who are in the side to do that, I tend to panic too much when the ball comes to me in those positions.

“I’ve been a bit lucky with a few of my goals of late, it’s just come to me at the right moment.

“But if that keeps happening and I can keep sticking them away, then it’s great for the team.

“I’ve always been good for a few goals each season, I don’t know why that should be given that I play at the back, but it’s just a knack I have for getting on the end of chances.

“Colwyn Bay was a good example of that. It was near-enough over the line anyway and all I had to do was help it in. But they all count.

“The main thing was that we scored and we kept a clean sheet and got that home win that we desperately needed.

“That long run without winning at home was annoying everyone and it was good to finally end that.

“It meant a lot to the team and it was great for the fans too. I think the morale has really lifted around the club as a result.”

The win also made the league table make a lot better reading for the Steelmen, who are now eight points clear of the bottom three with only seven games left.

Another win tonight would make the final month of the campaign a lot more comfortable for everyone.

“We want to be looking up, not down and we’re going into tonight’s game with confidence,” continued Gordon.

“It’s like the old London bus thing where you wait ages for one and then two come along at once and hopefully, having finally got the home win at the weekend, we can quickly get another tonight.

“We certainly fancy our chances but then we fancy our chances against everyone really because it’s still just 11 against 11 and we know that on our day we’re as good as anyone.

“The performances have always been there but the belief has started to come back over the last few games and if you have that belief in yourselves, then you’ll go out there and perform.

“We’ve got that belief now and we’ve got eight games left and we’re optimistic we can still finish in the top 10.”

Nick Bennion will keep his place in goal for Corby, who are likely to be unchanged from the win over Colwyn Bay.