Corby caretaker Johnson only focused on the job at hand

Corby Town have dropped to the foot of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division ahead of the trip to Mickleover Sports

Corby Town have dropped to the foot of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division ahead of the trip to Mickleover Sports

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Eddie Johnson insists his sole focus for the time being is on trying to bring an end to Corby Town’s dreadful run of form.

Johnson took on the role of caretaker-manager at Steel Park after the Steelmen parted company with Tommy Wright at the end of a dramatic 24 hours last weekend.

Wright, who guided Corby to the Southern League title in 2015, left the club on Sunday evening following the 2-1 home defeat to Ilkeston on Saturday.

Johnson, who was working as the previous manager’s assistant, was placed in caretaker charge for Monday’s clash at Hednesford Town and a 3-0 defeat saw Corby drop to the foot of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division.

With just one win in 13 league matches to their name, Johnson is now hoping he can “stabilise” things as the Steelmen prepare to head to Mickleover Sports tomorrow (Saturday) before hosting Frickley Athletic next Wednesday night.

And he insists any thoughts on whether he may want the job on a permanent basis are very much on the back-burner.

“It has been a quick turnaround,” Johnson said.

“I obviously found out what was happening on Sunday evening when I spoke to Tommy and the chairman rang me asking to take the team on Monday.

“We just had to patch ourselves up for that and now we will look towards the weekend.

“At the moment, the main focus is on stabilising things as much as possible.

“I am committed to the club while I am in this position but it is obviously down to the chairman and board about what happens in the future.

“I am not going to say I want it or I don’t want it.

“I just want to concentrate on the job I need to do at the moment.”