Corby joint-boss Wilson happy to be the underdog

Corby Town joint-manager Andrew Wilson
Corby Town joint-manager Andrew Wilson

Corby Town joint-manager Andrew Wilson is perfectly happy that his team will be seen as the underdogs when they travel to Colwyn Bay in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

The Steelmen missed the chance to make it eight wins in a row at Steel Park on Wednesday night as their Calor League Premier Division clash with Biggleswade Town was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch after drainage problems at their home ground.

And Wilson was able to find positives and negatives after a lack of midweek action as the attention now turns to the showdown with the Skrill North side in north Wales.

The winners will take their place alongside the Sky Bet League One and League Two clubs in Sunday’s live televised first-round draw.

And few outside of Corby will fancy the Steelmen’s chances as they travel to take on higher-ranked opposition while still being without an away win this season.

But Wilson said: “If people see us as the underdogs then I am happy with that.

“It is probably the first time in the competition this season that we have been the underdogs.

“So it is a chance for us to say to the players ‘what have we got to lose?’

“There is no better time for us to go and end the away hoodoo and the rewards are there if we can do it.

“Financially, it would be huge for the club. For myself and Tommy (fellow joint-manager Wright) it is the furthest we have been as managers and I am sure that is the case for a lot of the players.

“We have to make sure we are fully prepared and that we go out there with the right attitude.

“There won’t be a great deal in it in terms of quality. If we can perform to our best then we will have a good chance.

“It was disappointing not to have the game on Wednesday because it meant we missed the chance to right the wrongs from the FA Trophy defeat at Daventry last weekend.

“But, at the same time, you can flip it the other way and say that we haven’t picked up any new injuries and we have a couple of extra training sessions to make sure we are ready.”

Corby, meanwhile, have re-arranged their Calor League Premier Division match at Hungerford Town for Tuesday, December 3 (7.45pm). The match was due to be played this weekend but was postponed due to the Steelmen being in FA Cup action.