Stirker Josh Moreman heads four new Corby signings for next season

Josh Moreman

Corby Town have signed Deeping Rangers striker Josh Moreman and Peterborough Northern Star trio Avelino Vieira, Nathan Horne and Jon Stead.

Moreman hit 37 goals for the United Counties League side last season.

Steelmen boss Ian Sampson told BBC Northampton: "It'll be challenging for the players but they've got a good hunger about them.

"They could have gone [elsewhere] and got £50 a week more than here at Corby. But they wanted the challenge."

Moreman, who can also play in left midfield, helped Deeping to fourth in the UCL last season, including a 17-match unbeaten run.

"I've monitored Josh," said Sampson. "He came to Northampton on trial so I've known about him for quite a while.

"He's banged loads of goals in for Deeping, so if he can take that into the new season, it'd be fantastic."

Vieira and Stead also boost the Steelmen's attacking options, while Horne is a full-back. They helped Peterborough Northern Star reach the FA Vase quarter-finals last season.

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Quartet show hunger, says Sampson

"Avelino is a free spirit, if you like. He's scored goals and hopefully the skills he's shown [assistant manager and former PNS boss] Chris Plummer will come through at Corby.

"Jon was at the youth team at Rushden & Diamonds, so he's been well coached. He knows the game and wants to start stepping up the [football] ladder again.

"Nathan is a steady full-back. He's very quick and extremely fit. He was at Kettering Town when he was younger, when Dominic Genovese was in charge.

"So he's had a good grounding and he wants to prove a point to people that he can play at a higher level. That's what we want at Corby."

Paul Malone and Phil Gulliver have agreed new contracts for 2012-13, but Sampson says not many of last season's squad will be remaining at Steel Park.

"I've invited one or two of the younger ones to pre-season training, to try to prove their worth, but we're building for the future, not looking back," he added.

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