McKenzie has more goals in his sights for Steelmen

Steelmen striker Leon McKenzie
Steelmen striker Leon McKenzie

Leon McKenzie has set his sights on more goals for Corby Town after getting off the mark in midweek.

The experienced frontman blasted home from close range to earn the Steelmen a 1-1 draw in Tuesday’s friendly at Rugby Town as they maintained their unbeaten record in pre-season.

Ian Sampson’s side head to Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division side Bedford Town for their next assignment on Saturday.

And for McKenzie, it is all about getting more minutes on the pitch under his belt.

He said: “It’s always nice to get the first goal.

“But it is just important to get games under my belt at the moment.

“My knee isn’t feeling too bad and I got 85 minutes the other night, which was great.

“It is just about building it up.

“There is plenty to look forward to.

“We have more games coming up and, from my point of view, I hope I can get a few more goals to help the team.”

McKenzie believes he and the other experienced players in the Corby squad can help the youngsters at Steel Park learn their trade as they prepare for the Blue Square Bet North campaign.

“There is plenty for all the lads here to learn but there are enough of us with experience in the squad to help the younger players,” McKenzie added.

“Once upon a time, I was doing what these boys are doing now and they are working really hard which is great to see.”

Meanwhile, it is understood that Corby skipper Paul Malone has had a trial with Birmingham City this week.

Malcolm Crosby, who was assistant-manager to Sampson when he was at Northampton Town, is the chief scout at St Andrew’s.