Bell expected more from Steelmen

Jason Lee scored Corby Town's goal in last night's friendly loss at Cogenhoe United
Jason Lee scored Corby Town's goal in last night's friendly loss at Cogenhoe United

David Bell admitted he was “expecting more” than what he got from his Corby Town team at Cogenhoe United last night (Tuesday).

The Steelmen suffered a 2-1 defeat to the United Counties League side at Compton Park with Jason Lee’s free-kick being the only thing they had to show for their trip across the county.

Bell used the latest friendly to run the rule over a number of trialists while some of his first-team squad sat out.

And while he was understandably disappointed with the result, he insists he may be a “blessing in disguise” as Corby now turn their attention to the high-profile game against the #NonLeagueChallenge Legends team at Steel Park on Sunday.

Bell said: “It was another chance to have a look at three or four trialists and we had four of five of our first-team squad missing.

“But even with all that in mind, I was expecting more than what I got.

“To be honest, a result like that could well be a blessing in disguise.

“It gives us an opportunity to see where we are and what we need to do.

“So we will be back in tomorrow evening, the first-team players who missed the game will be back and we will work on some shape and be ready for Sunday.”