Corby boss Wright wants the fans’ full backing

The Corby Town players return home tomorrow after enjoying a 2-1 victory at Worcester City last Saturday. Picture by David Tilley
The Corby Town players return home tomorrow after enjoying a 2-1 victory at Worcester City last Saturday. Picture by David Tilley

Tommy Wright has issued a call-to-arms to the Corby Town fans ahead of this weekend’s clash with Gainsborough Trinity at Steel Park.

The Steelmen return home having picked up a crucial 2-1 victory at Worcester City last Saturday, which breathed new life into their bid for survival in the Vanarama National League North.

Corby still sit third-from-bottom but they are just one point behind Bradford Park Avenue who are 15th.

Now Wright wants his team to end a torrid run of form on their own ground, which has seen them win just once since beating Bradford 2-0 way back on August 22.

And he firmly believes the fans can play a big part.

“We need to sort out our home form, we know that,” the Steelmen boss said.

“And it will be easier to do it with the fans giving us their full support.

“There’s just over three months left of the season and we have got some big games to come. We need the fans’ backing now more than ever.

“If we can get a big crowd through the gates on Saturday and they make a lot of noise then I am sure the players will repay them with a positive result.”

Wright, meanwhile, believes his team will need a “minimum” of five or six more wins to guarantee another season in the division.

“It’s clear that the league has been split into two,” he added.

“The top six have pretty much gone and the teams sitting in 10th place and downwards are probably looking over their shoulders more than they are looking up.

“I still firmly believe we will have enough to survive but, going into last weekend, wins were needed and we got one.

“But that’s all it is at the moment, it’s only one win.

“We are probably going to need another five or six minimum so that’s our aim.”

The Steelmen will be without midfielder Ben Milnes who serves a one-match ban following his sending-off for two bookable offences in the 3-0 loss at Chorley.