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Fresh from beating Corby Town 6-3 last Monday night, Carl Heggs, manager of relegated Blue Square Bet North…..

…..club Hinckley United, revealed Declan Towers, Theo Brown and Jarrad Pickering are all close to agreeing terms ahead of today’s trip to Worcester City.

Heggs said: “They should all sign contracts soon. It’s another great plus for us.

“It’s something to build on after winning a game. I want people to take pride in the town’s team.

“There are 75,000 people in the area but only 300 watching. That isn’t right.

Heggs was thrilled to guide the Knitters to just their second league win of the most miserable of seasons.

“It’s great to have a won a game for the players, for the fans and for myself,” he said.

“We’ve all worked so hard. If you don’t work hard you don’t get what you want.”

The win was not without its dramas as Hinckley flew into a 4-0 lead, only to get pegged back to 4-3 after half-time.

However, striker Luke Richards completed his hat-trick to settle any nerves. Heggs was thrilled with his contribution, as well as that of strike partner Liam Canavan.

“We are capable of playing as well as that. It’s difficult though because we are a team of misfits that no one wanted,” he said.

“I’ve got so much praise for them and pride in them. At 4-0 we were so on top then at 4-3 it was difficult.

“You could the players hadn’t been in that position before. If we’d lost from there it would have been difficult.

“They kept going and did ever so well. Luke Richards has seven goals in a dozen games now. He was playing Sunday League football a few weeks ago.

“Liam Canavan has only just turned 18 and he was excellent as well.”

Heggs feels the return of Jack Lane to the club was a key factor in the win. He announced he was leaving, but he was soon back when money he was owed by the club was paid. The Knitters boss feels that inspired his team-mates.

“I spoke to the board and questioned their ambition when Jack said he was going. They sorted his situation and that had a big effect on people,” he said.

“They saw we could have a decent chance of having a good side next year if we keep our best players.”

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