Webster is latest to leave

Adam Webster has become the 16th Corby Town player to leave the club this season after being released from his contract
Adam Webster has become the 16th Corby Town player to leave the club this season after being released from his contract

Adam Webster is to leave Corby Town with immediate effect.

The striker has agreed a deal to cancel his contract at Rockingham Triangle and is now free to move elsewhere.

That means the Steelmen have now lost a complete team since former chairman Peter Mallinger died back in January with goalkeeper Chris Mackenzie, defenders Danny Pitham, Dean West, Asa Charlton, Chris Hope and Phil Watt, midfield trio Andy Hall, Richard Lavery and Andy Burgess and now strikers Nathan Jarman and Webster all gone.

In all, it takes the number of players to have left the club this season to 16.

Webster joined Corby last summer but has suffered an injury-hit season and managed three goals in 24 appearances.

At this stage, it is not known where he will go but former club and Blue Square Bet North Worcester City is thought to be a possible destination.

“It’s a blow to lose Webster because it means we have no target man striker available for the lads in behind to play off,” said Drury.

“He played that role well and the likes of Jarman and Ben Mackey fed well off him.

“Of course I’m disappointed to lose him, as I am to see Jarman and Lavery and any other player leave the club.

“But it’s all for the right reasons and the longer term benefit of the club in ensuring we have a future here.”

Webster’s departure, just 24 hours after those of Jarman and Lavery, leaves Drury with barely 16 players left for tomorrow night’s trip to Stalybridge Celtic.

One of the biggest issues will be up front where Corby have just two recognised strikers available in Steve Diggin and loanee Scott Mooney.

Top scorer Mackey is still not ready to return.

On the plus side, midfielder Tom Manship, who joined the club with Mooney on loan from league rivals Hyde United, should be in line for a first start after he completed a two-game ban at the weekend.

Meanwhile, Drury confirmed that the club have received a fee from Alfreton Town for Jarman but the figure will remain undisclosed.