Corby’s aim is to finish as high as possible

Corby Town boss Chris Plummer
Corby Town boss Chris Plummer

Chris Plummer insists Corby Town’s main objective is to finish “as high as possible” in the Blue Square Bet North.

The Steelmen produced one of their best results of the season so far at the weekend as goals from Carl Piergianni and Jason Crowe sealed a 2-1 win at Stalybridge Celtic, who started the day in the play-off places.

Plummer’s men are one of the teams packed into the mid-table area and sit nine points above the relegation zone and now just six off a top-five place.

But the Corby boss has his feet firmly on the ground and isn’t about to make any bold predictions of what the second half of the season may bring.

“We have got our goals that we set ourselves every month and they will be assessed as we go along,” the Steelmen manager said.

“We just want to finish as high as we possibly can and I think our situation is relevant to a lot of teams when you look at how things lie in the table.

“A couple of wins can push you right up there and a couple of defeats can leave you in a bit of trouble. It is a fine line.”

Plummer remains determined to bring some new faces into the Corby squad, although he admitted the task of prising players away from their current clubs is proving tricky at the moment.

“We still need to make new additions to the squad,” he added.

“We are always looking around and we know the players we want. But these are guys who are either playing regularly or are on the bench for clubs at a higher level. It is proving a bit harder to prise them away than we thought.

“But I am not going to go out there and fill up the squad for the sake of it. I am sure we will get the players we want, it is just taking longer than we might have expected.”

The Steelmen are back in action at Steel Park on Saturday when they take on second-placed Guiseley, who claimed a 2-1 win over Corby last Tuesday.