Herve re-signs for the Steelmen

Herve Pepe'N'Goma will be back in Corby Town colours after re-signing for the club
Herve Pepe'N'Goma will be back in Corby Town colours after re-signing for the club

Herve Pepe-N’Goma has re-signed for Corby Town.

The former Leicester City youngster played a key role in the Steelmen’s Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division title success last season but left Steel Park during the summer to sign for Vanarama National League North rivals Nuneaton Town.

However, after having limited opportunities there, his contract we terminated by mutual consent earlier this week.

And Steelmen boss Tommy Wright wasted no time in making a move for his second signing in the space of a few days following the arrival of ex-St Mirren striker Callum Ball.

“Herve had a real desire to play full-time football and that’s why he went to Nuneaton,” Wright said.

“It was great for him because he now has four months of full-time training under his belt and during his time there he had trials at Watford and Crystal Palace to try to get himself something higher up.

“But Nuneaton have started the season really well and he wasn’t able to get into that side. I think he was frustrated and now we have got him back here.

“He knows the club and he knows he will get games so it suits both parties. He will be straight into the squad for Saturday.

“I know what I am going to get with Herve. It’s no secret I wanted to keep him here during the summer and I am delighted he is back.”

Pepe-N’Goma will be in line to go straight into the starting line-up for Saturday’s FA Cup second qualifying round clash with Rushall Olympic at Steel Park as Corby aim to end a run of seven games without a win, which includes last night’s (Tuesday) 2-1 defeat at Kettering Town in the first round of the NFA Hillier Senior Cup.

Wright confirmed the club are still awaiting international clearance for Ball but should that come through in time, he will also be in the squad at the weekend.