Kettering Town's Leon McKenzie aims to inspire team

Leon McKenzie
McKenzie has two Poppies goals, after 10 for Northampton in 2010/11

Kettering Town striker Leon McKenzie says he hopes that his career can be an inspiration to his team-mates.

The 33-year-old played in the Premier League with Norwich City and also counts Peterborough and Coventry City amongst his former clubs.

McKenzie told BBC Radio Northampton: "I want them to get to [the level] I was playing at. My career can't go back to the Championship any more.

"But I can help people coming through and help the team in the long run."

McKenzie backs Poppies to progress

The Poppies drew 1-1 at Alfreton Town after being reduced to 10 men and lie 20th in the Blue Square Bet Premier.

"We've started off a little bit shaky, but going on today's efforts, we will put it together and start getting results," he added.

"It takes a lot of character to come from behind with a man down. We're going in the right direction and things can change with one game."

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