Return to Corby is a possibility for Jorrin

Jorrin John could be back in Corby Town colours next season
Jorrin John could be back in Corby Town colours next season

Tommy Wright insists there is a “possibility” that Jorrin John could make a permanent return to Corby Town.

The former Leicester City youngster was a surprise inclusion on the bench for the Steelmen first-team’s opening pre-season friendly of the summer on Tuesday night, which saw them beaten 2-0 at Oadby Town.

John was called into action early on after Connor Kennedy was forced off through injury.

And the winger, who played for Corby under Wright and then joint-manager Andrew Wilson during the 2013-14 season, is set to feature again when the Steelmen host a Wolverhampton Wanderers XI in their first home friendly at Steel Park tomorrow (Saturday).

“Jorrin contacted me on Monday asked if he could come in to train with us,” Steelmen boss Wright said.

“He talks to a lot of the boys like Greg Mills and Ben Milnes and with Wilson Carvalho leaving the club, he got wind of the fact that there may be a place for him.

“Jorrin came on at Oadby a bit earlier than he might have expected and he was definitely one of the plus points for us.

“There is a possibility that we will do something with him.

“He will play a part against Wolves on Saturday. After that, we will have a sit down with him.

“I know he has other offers on the table but I also know we are his preferred destination so we will see what can be done.”

Wright remained largely unconcerned by the result as Corby were beaten at UCL Premier Division side Oadby on Tuesday.

Despite dominating for long spells, the Steelmen were unable to convert chances into goals as they slipped to defeat.

But the preparations are now under way for the visit of Wolves at the weekend before the Steelmen head to Harborough Town next Tuesday night.

And Wright insists the main aim is to continue to get minutes into his players.

“That’s what it’s all about for us,” Wright added.

“Wolves are a full-time outfit so their fitness levels will be better.

“For our lads, this is their opportunity to get lots of minutes under their belts because we have games coming thick and fast now.

“I am sure they would rather gain their fitness in matches and that is certainly the way I prefer it to be for them.”