Striker Diggin closing in on his Corby return

Steve Diggin is two training sessions away from making his return to the Corby Town squad.

Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 11:06 am
Corby Town striker Steve Diggin is closing in on a return from a knee injury

The frontman enjoyed an impressive start to this season in front of goal, scoring 11 times before he suffered a knee injury during the 3-0 win at North Leigh in October.

He hasn’t featured since then but has returned to training and has been taking part in the team’s warm-ups in recent matches.

And joint-manager Ashley Robinson has now confirmed that the BetVictor Southern League Division One Central leaders could have one of their key players back when they bid to bounce back from a 2-1 defeat at Coleshill Town last weekend in Saturday’s home clash with Aylesbury United.

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“I can assure everyone that if Steve gets through tonight (Tuesday) and Thursday then he will, 100 per cent, be in the squad on Saturday,” Robinson said.

“We probably could have included him in the 16 at Coleshill. But with the game being on astroturf, we just felt we should hold him back that little bit longer.

“On our own ground and in an important game, this weekend looks like a perfect time for him to come back.

“We have been really careful not to rush him because he is a very important player for us.

“He will train tonight and on Thursday and if he gets through those, which I think he will, then he will be back on Saturday which will be great news for all of us.”