Blue Square Bet
Published 13th June 2012
....him remain at Steel Park for 2012/13.
Malone, a product of the Corby Town youth system, re-joined the club from Stamford AFC in April 2011.
The fans` favourite was extremely impressive last season, even managing eight goals in his forty-four appearances for the club.
Malone expressed his delight at signing the new deal: "I am very pleased to have signed for next season. I wanted to stay and am really looking forward to the new campaign.
"For me personally football is not about making as much money as you can, it is about playing at the highest level that you possibly can. Corby Town are a Conference North club, just two leagues away from the Football League. There were other clubs interested at lower levels, but I am an ambitious person and wanted to stay at this level and play for my home-town club.”
Despite a summer of change at Steel Park, Malone stressed that he believes that the club will be moving in the right direction next season both on and off the pitch.
"Things are going to be different from previous years. The new chairman has come in and is looking to bring some stability to the club.
"I have no doubts that Ian Sampson is the best man for the job, with Chris Plummer as his assistant. I don't think anybody expected somebody with Ian's experience or stature to be named as the new manager. Personally I cannot wait to work under two former professional centre halves, and think that I can learn a lot from them.
"I have met with the new gaffer a few times so far, he is a really nice bloke and he certainly knows his stuff. He has great intentions for the club and likes his teams to play football in the right way."
With many of his team-mates having departed Steel Park this summer, Malone has backed the Steelmen to benefit in 2012/13.
"No matter what way you try and sugarcoat it, we were extremely lucky to avoid relegation as a group last season. We were far too close to the drop-zone considering that we had some very good and experienced players in the squad.
"Now is the right time for change, I think as a team we needed to get rid of some of the deadwood and bring in some fresh and hungry players.
"I am really looking forward to getting started in pre-season already. This time last year Hyde were in the same position as us, with many expecting them to get relegated with a smaller budget, but look what happened there."