Malone leaves Steelmen to sign for Stamford

Paul Malone is leaving Corby Town to join StamfordPaul Malone is leaving Corby Town to join Stamford
Paul Malone is leaving Corby Town to join Stamford
Paul Malone is to leave Corby Town to sign for Stamford.

Steelmen manager Tommy Wright confirmed the news this morning (Friday) following a “long discussion” with the centre-half at training last night.

Malone had just recently returned to playing following a 10-month spell on the sidelines after he suffered a horrific broken leg during the 5-1 victory over Weymouth at Steel Park in February last year.

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The popular defender had seemed likely to play a key role in the run-in as Corby bid to survive in the Vanarama National League North.

But boss Wright has now revealed Malone is set to sign a contract with the Daniels, who play in the Evo-Stik Northern League Premier Division and for whom he made a couple of appearances to aid his return to full fitness.

However, the Corby manager insists “the door isn’t shut” for Malone at Steel Park.

Wright said: “After a long discussion with Paul at training last night, he has decided he wants to drop a level to go and sign for Stamford where he feels more comfortable playing after 10 months out.

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“Also the lure of a contract that Stamford are in a position to offer gives him the security he feels he needs in case he gets injured again.

“We wish him well and the door isn’t shut. “I don’t think it’s a case of him jumping ship.

“I thank Molly for supporting me on a personal level and class him as a friend.”

The Steelmen are without a league game this weekend but have organised a friendly away at Coventry Sphinx for tomorrow (12.30pm kick-off).