Sparrow backing his Corinthians to make history

James Tricks is set to make his debut for Wellingborough Town in the UCL Premier Division derby at Rothwell Corinthians
James Tricks is set to make his debut for Wellingborough Town in the UCL Premier Division derby at Rothwell Corinthians

Boss Shaun Sparrow wants his Rothwell Corinthians to make history.

Already through to the semi finals of the Hillier Cup for the first time, Corinthians are also targeting their highest-ever points haul in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division.

Their previous best was 22 in the 2009-10. And going into tomorrow’s (Saturday) derby clash with Wellingborough Town at Sergeants Lawn, Sparrow’s team are well on course to eclipse that having taken 18 points from their opening 14 matches this season.

Sparrow, who’s seen his side’s last two matches postponed because of a waterlogged pitch and wind respectively, said: “I have an honest group of lads here 
who I have grown to quite like and it would be great for them to set a few records and be remembered in years to come.

“They worked hard to get promoted and if they keep working hard hopefully they can set a few records.

“That’s what I want for them.”

Corinthians don’t have an impressive record against Wellingborough – winning just one of the previous 10 meetings between the sides – and on Saturday, the Doughboys look set to hand a debut to striker James Tricks, who’s joined from Daventry Town.

Boss Jon Mitchell said: “I trust the lads we have here to keep us in the Premier Division.

“But I feel we needed more goals and James is the striker we wanted.

“He has vast experience at a higher level and his arriving is a big boost to the squad.

“We’ve brought him in to score goals and I’m sure he will do that.”

The Doughboys look to add another striker in the next few weeks.

Will Mizuimbiri will join the squad once he’s been granted international clearance by the Swedish FA.

Mitchell admits it’s been a difficult week at the Dog & Duck.

There was a fire at the clubhouse in the early hours of Monday morning.

And Mitchell added: “It’s disheartening. But it will make us stronger in the long term.”

Desborough Town boss Chris Bradshaw is looking to add to his squad.

He hopes to hand a debut to a new signing when they make the trip to take on fifth-placed Newport Pagnell Town tomorrow (Saturday).

And the Waterworks Field boss revealed he’s also talking to three other transfer targets.

Bradshaw, whose side grabbed a 2-2 against Eynesbury through John Dean’s late leveller last weekend, said: “We have a squad of 15 players.

“And while I’m sure many of the under-21s will break through at some stage, a lot of them are only 17 years old and need time to develop.

“In the UCL, you’re going to pick up injuries and suspensions and I need to make sure I have everything covered.”

Bradshaw was at Newport Pagnell’s game with Sileby Rangers in midweek.

And he added: “They will see a home fixture with Desborough as a chance to get three points.

“We have to go there, make it uncomfortable for them and come away with three points.”