Cornes given second shot with Worcester

Worcester News: Chris Cornes: Is in pre-season training with City. Chris Cornes: Is in pre-season training with City.

CHRIS Cornes has been handed the chance to resurrect his career at Worcester City.

The creative midfielder is in pre-season training with the St George’s Lane Club, who released him in March 2007.

Former Wolves trainee Cornes, 22, was at Stourport Swifts last season following spells with Bromsgrove and AFC Telford, as well as playing for Heenans in the Worcester Sunday League.

He is one of several players being looked at by manager Richard Dryden ahead of the new campaign and could get a run out in next Tuesday’s friendly at Stafford Rangers.

Dryden said: “He trained for the first day and I am expecting him in again. He’s just coming to train and that’s all it is at the moment. The plan is for everyone to get half a game at Stafford so we need 22 players.”

Midfielder Dave Bampton has also joined up with the squad, along with youth team midfielder Lee Palmer and striker Louis Bridges, although no deal has been agreed for another season.

Dryden still intends to utilise the club’s academy despite the team’s withdrawal from the FA Youth Cup and Midland Combination because of funding issues with Worcester College of Technology.

A City statement said: “The football club and the college will maintain the coaching links between the football management and sports education professionals to ensure a conduit for talented players to progress to the City first team.”

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12:46pm Wed 8 Jul 09

brooksider says...

An indication of how low City have sunk. He has had chances at Wolves and Telford and let himself down on both occaisions despite being a talented footballer. He didn't give Worcester his best last time around and I doubt he will this. I hope for the clubs sake I am wrong, but as they say 'A leopard never changes his spots'.
An indication of how low City have sunk. He has had chances at Wolves and Telford and let himself down on both occaisions despite being a talented footballer. He didn't give Worcester his best last time around and I doubt he will this. I hope for the clubs sake I am wrong, but as they say 'A leopard never changes his spots'. brooksider
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3:20pm Thu 9 Jul 09

Dandey says...

Bampton could be back, now there's a surprise. Obvious other teams Football Management work out what a liability he really is. At least one thing he will help fill the stand for half a season like last season. Utter waste of money, money we have very little of. Wake up Football Management Team
Bampton could be back, now there's a surprise. Obvious other teams Football Management work out what a liability he really is. At least one thing he will help fill the stand for half a season like last season. Utter waste of money, money we have very little of. Wake up Football Management Team Dandey
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2:30pm Fri 10 Jul 09

Doogie 46 says...

I agree with you brooksider,but I am hoping that at only 22 Cornes MAY have learned a few lessons and may do better this time - he certainly has ability.And probably won`t cost much - and at the moment he`s only training.
Of much more concern is the re-appearance of Bampton.A player of questionable ability,fitness & discipline - why on earth can`t the manager let go of him?
City`s meagre rescources need to be put to better use.
I agree with you brooksider,but I am hoping that at only 22 Cornes MAY have learned a few lessons and may do better this time - he certainly has ability.And probably won`t cost much - and at the moment he`s only training. Of much more concern is the re-appearance of Bampton.A player of questionable ability,fitness & discipline - why on earth can`t the manager let go of him? City`s meagre rescources need to be put to better use. Doogie 46
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11:48am Sat 11 Jul 09

fairly sober says...

Anyone who saw Cornes replaced at half time away at Lower Moor was convinced he would never play for the city again.
However, I guess Mr Dryden did not witness the debacle.
Anyone who saw Cornes replaced at half time away at Lower Moor was convinced he would never play for the city again. However, I guess Mr Dryden did not witness the debacle. fairly sober
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