Sampson may look to change Steelmen squad

Ian Sampson
Ian Sampson

Ian Sampson says he may have to look at changing his Corby Town squad around after their terrible start to the Blue Square Bet North campaign continued.

The Steelmen were thumped 4-0 at home by Northamptonshire rivals Brackley Town at Steel Park to make it four successive defeats so far this season.

And Sampson was less then impressed with what he saw.

“There is a big room for improvement that goes without saying,” he said.

“If we play like that then we won’t be getting any points soon so we either need to improve or get some new players in.

“At the moment, the players aren’t good enough.

“If I bring people in I have to let others go. I am not going to go on about the budget because everyone knows the situation.

“If there is no more budget forthcoming then we have to work hard with the players we have.

“The more hard work you put in the training ground, the more rewards you get and that’s what we have to do.

“Maybe we have underestimated the division as a squad.

“And not just the players but the staff as well because you get lulled into a false sense of security when you have a good pre-season.”

Sampson, meanwhile was furious with the way his team defended their set-pieces as Brackley raced into a 3-0 half-time lead.

He added: “I wouldn’t say Brackley tore us apart because we conceded three set-plays.

“If you can’t defend those then you are going to struggle.

“We tried to counter the fact that people have been playing through us by playing five at the back and we did that.

“But we didn’t defend the set-plays and that gets on my nerves.”.