Tommy Wright insists Corby Town’s approach for Saturday’s title showdown at Poole Town would have remained the same regardless of how the table looked before kick-off.
Poole moved back to the top of the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division last night (Tuesday) after they drew 0-0 at Weymouth.
The Dolphins and the Steelmen are locked on 91 points while Poole have a superior goal difference which means they just need a point from the final game of the season between the two clubs on the south coast this weekend.
Only a win will do for Corby if they are to be crowned champions.
The Steelmen already boast one victory over Poole this season but suffered heartbreak in the two-legged Red Insure Cup final against them when they were beaten on away goals after respective 1-1 and 0-0 draws.
Corby could yet find themselves edged out on goal difference if things end up all-square on Saturday.
But boss Wright insists he would have been targeting a victory, even if his team had been in control of their own destiny.
“The last thing we want to do is lose this title on goal difference,” he said.
“If we did, it would feel exactly the same as it did when we lost the Red Insure Cup final.
“The reality is we have got to go there to try to win a game of football.
“We don’t know any other way to play. We play to win matches and it would be the same even if we were the team who only needed a draw.
“There’s no question that us and Poole are the best teams in the division.
“And whoever wins the game on Saturday will be worthy champions, they would have earned it.”
Don’t miss more build-up to this weekend’s title showdown on this website and a full preview in Thursday’s Northamptonshire Telegraph