Corinthians boss Sparrow has no relegation worries

Rothwell Corinthians manager Shaun Sparrow
Rothwell Corinthians manager Shaun Sparrow

Rothwell Corinthians boss Shaun Sparrow insists he doesn’t have any relegation worries.

Corinthians welcome Sileby Rangers to Sergeants Lawn tomorrow (Saturday) looking to respond to back-to-back home losses to Deeping Rangers and Wellingborough Town in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division.

Sparrow says Ryan Goodband should be involved this weekend after missing the 4-1 loss to Deeping.

That defeat leaves Corinthians six points above the drop zone and Sparrow said: “I’m not that concerned at the moment.

“We were bad against Wellingborough, but the Deeping match was just one of those days when every bounce went their way and they took all their half chances.

“If we keep performing to that level and cut out a few mistakes, we will be good enough to pick up points against a lot of teams in this division.

“If we played badly last week I would look to change things but the lads put in a performance.

“I believe that if we keep doing the right things, you get a bit of luck and pick up points.”

Wellingborough Town hope to include Will Muzvimbiri in the squad that heads to Harrowby United tomorrow.

The Doughboys have been waiting for clearance from the Swedish FA and assistant boss Stuart Goosey expects the ex-Kettering Town striker to be available this weekend.

Goosey said: “The way it has been explained to us, Will should be available.

“He’s been training with us for a few weeks now, looking sharp and he’s eager to go.

“We are looking forward to seeing what he can do.”

Muzvimbiri joins a team looking to build on a 3-1 victory at Rothwell Corinthians two weeks ago.

The Doughboys were unable to build on that win after the Dog & Duck pitch was ruled unfit for last week’s game with Yaxley.

This weekend, they face Harrowby, who have been beaten just once in their last seven games.

Goosey said: “If we start strong and fast, we are match for any side in this division.

“The league table doesn’t really do us justice.

“We know we are a good team and it’s a matter of time before we start climbing the table.”

Desborough Town boss Chris Bradshaw reckons he’s signed “one of the best strikers in the UCL Premier Division.”

Jason Turner last week joined Ar Tarn from AFC Kempston Rovers and made a goal-scoring debut in the 4-3 win over Boston Town.

Bradshaw, whose side are without a fixture this weekend, said of the ex-Kettering Town and AFC Rushden & Diamonds striker: “He scores goals and brings a lot of other qualities as well.

“For me, he’s one of the best strikers in the UCL Premier Division.

“Every season, you go after these sort of players and you usually miss out on them.

“They usually sign for a bigger club.

“Jason was enjoying his football at Kempston, but I think he wants to play a bit closer to home.

“I wanted to bring in more experience and with Dan Grainger as well, we have two players who give us that.”

Grainger was the two-goal hero for Desborough last week – bagging the late winner to snatch victory – and said: “A lot of people are talking about Jason and rightly so, but Dan was superb in the middle of the park last week.

“It really was massive for us to get three points at Boston.

“With there being no game this week, we didn’t want to be stewing on a loss for two weeks.”

Grainger grabbed the late winner against Boston after Ar Tarn threw away a 3-1 lead and Bradshaw said: “I’ve told the players they have to stop putting me through this.

“We did show good character to go on and win the game after Boston pulled it back to 3-3, but we have to look at what we are doing defensively.

“Whether we have to bring in new players to put that right, we will have to see.”