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Corbridge Becomes Laird`s Final Signing For Magpies

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Evo-Stik League South Premier club Dorchester Town have signed former Yeovil Town central defender Jayden Corbridge on non-contract terms.

Corbridge, who was with league rivals Weymouth in pre-season, initially joined Dorchester`s reserve side but the now former manager Craig Laird was taken with his displays and offered him a first-team spot.

Laird, who resigned his post yesterday (see separate news item) told Echosport the former Yeovil under-18 defender was “hungry and desperate” to test himself at Southern League level.

He said: “He’s hungry and desperate to play at this level. He plays with enthusiasm. I liked him in training and he’s got an intensity to his game. It’s up to us to try and improve him as a player and he can use us as a stepping stone to try and become better.

“I thought I might start him (against Weymouth) but I went slightly different with more experienced players so it didn’t quite work out.”

Meanwhile, teenage winger Dom Panesar-Dower has also signed a contract to the end of the season.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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