Sampson pleased with Steelmen’s success

Ricky Miller was on target for Corby Town again in the 2-0 win at Bedford Town
Ricky Miller was on target for Corby Town again in the 2-0 win at Bedford Town

Corby Town boss Ian Sampson is looking forward to the final few days of pre-season after his team picked up a good 2-0 win at Bedford Town at the weekend.

The Steelmen followed up a 1-1 draw at Rugby Town, which Sampson hadn’t been overly impressed with, with a decent result at The Eyrie as two goals in the space of three second-half minutes sealed the success.

Avelino Vieira put them in front before the in-form Ricky Miller, who is looking to seal a move to Steel Park, doubled the advantage.

And Sampson, who has seen his team remain unbeaten in pre-season so far, was a content manager as his Blue Square Bet North outfit wrapped up a victory over the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division side.

“It was extremely competitive for the first 60 minutes or so,” the Corby boss said.

“But the game opened up after that, we made a couple of changes and we got the goals I felt we deserved.

“It was a much better performance than the one against Rugby and I was very happy with the way our lads competed.”

Sampson, meanwhile, says Miller’s proposed move to Corby is still on after he bagged another goal at the weekend.

“No a great deal has changed,” Sampson said.

“We want him to come to Corby and the most important thing is that he wants to be here.

“It is just a matter of getting something sorted out. We are getting there slowly.”

The Steelmen are back in action at town rivals Stewarts & Lloyds on Wednesday night and they have added one final friendly before the new season gets under way with a home clash against Vauxhall Motors a week on Saturday as they will take on a Birmingham City XI at Steel Park on Monday night (7.45pm).