Leon McKenzie insists the opportunity to work with Ian Sampson again was the key reason why he has signed for Corby Town.
The experienced striker, who retired from the professional game at the end of last year following a spell with Kettering Town, has become the club’s latest recruit ahead of the new Blue Square Bet North campaign.
McKenzie suffered from a recurring knee problem that forced him to quit the pro game but he firmly believes the part-time element will work in his favour at Steel Park, where he will link up with his former Northampton Town boss Ian Sampson.
Speaking to John Dunham from the Northants Evening Telegaph McKenzie said; “The chance to work with Ian Sampson again, that’s the main reason why I am here. He gave me a call and, even though there are other things I am doing, this is a chance for me to get back into football.
“I will be able to work with the young lads in the squad on and off the pitch and the part-time element means I will be able to play football on a Saturday and hopefully nick a goal or two.
“There won’t be the same intensity as there is with being a full-time professional and that’s what I need.
“This is an opportunity for me to work with younger players and see what I can do to help.
“Corby is a club that I want to see push on towards the Conference and if I can help to do that then great.”