Rooney returns to Corby

Nathan Rooney is back at Corby Town
Nathan Rooney is back at Corby Town

Nathan Rooney is back at Corby Town, just a month after he left the club to join Stafford Rangers.

The attacking midfielder made a big impact in a short space of time at Steel Park and scored a couple of memorable goals, including one in the 3-1 success at Colwyn Bay in the FA Cup and another long-range strike in what was, at the time, his final game for the club against Weymouth.

Rooney had originally cited issues with travelling from his home in Shropshire as the main reason for him leaving.

But Steelmen joint-boss Tommy Wright is hoping that will not be a problem this time around.

“It’s been no secret that we were disappointed to lose Nathan last month but he has been away and I think that he has realised Corby Town is the right environment and platform for him to get back to the level of football that he is capable of,” Wright said.

“Nathan enjoys working with myself and Stan (fellow joint-manager Andrew Wilson) and also knows that we will get the best out of him.

“We are delighted as a management team that we have managed to bring him back to the club and are hopeful that the issues he previously had with the travelling have been solved.

“It is a massive boost to have Roo back. I have kept in contact with him since he decided to leave, so obviously I am delighted that he has returned.

“We are hoping he will make a huge impact in the next four home games.”

Rooney will go straight into the Corby squad for tomorrow (Wednesday) night’s Calor League Premier Division home clash with Banbury United.