Weir-Daley as hungry as ever to score goals for Steelmen

Spencer Weir-Daley grabbed his first goal of the season for Corby Town at the weekend
Spencer Weir-Daley grabbed his first goal of the season for Corby Town at the weekend

Spencer Weir-Daley insists his hunger to score goals for Corby Town remains “as strong as ever”.

The experienced striker, who was the club’s top scorer during their Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division title success last season, got off the mark in the new Vanarama National League North campaign as he came off the bench to grab the Steelmen’s second goal in Saturday’s 2-0 success over Bradford Park Avenue at Steel Park.

Weir-Daley has found himself battling with in-form loan signing Kabongo Tshimanga for the lone striker’s role in recent matches.

Tshimanga also grabbed his fifth goal in four matches at the weekend before Tommy Wright revealed the Milton Keynes Dons youngster is set to stay at Corby for a further two months.

But Weir-Daley was pleased to give his manager a timely reminder of his own ability in front of goal.

“As a striker, every year you want to get off the mark as quickly as possible so I am happy to have done it now,” Weir-Daley said.

“I have been in the game a long time but my hunger is still as strong as ever. I want to play every game, I want to score goals and I want to contribute.

“I am still determined and hopefully I can build on this goal.

“I have spoken to the manager and I have a good relationship with him. He knows how desperate I am to do well.”

As far as the battle for the starting role with Tshimanga is concerned, Weir-Daley insists he is pleased to see the youngster doing so well and revealed he has been offering him advice.

“I can’t really complain,” he added.

“He has come in and he’s been scoring goals and I am pleased for him.

“It’s frustrating for me but I have spoken to him and tried to give him advice because it doesn’t feel like that long ago when I was a young striker.

“Some of the older strikers back then were good to me and some weren’t so all I feel I can do is offer him encouragement and make him feel welcome.”