The resilience of the people has helped quicken up the process of restoring a feel-good factor at Corby Town, according to new chairman Steve Noble.
The Steelmen are currently preparing for a season in the new surroundings of the Evo-Stik Northern League Premier Division under the leadership of a consortium of local businessmen who completed a takeover of the club from Kevin Ingram at the end of the last campaign.
The consortium wasted no time in appointing former Stewarts & Lloyds and Desborough Town boss Noble as the club’s chairman.
And he has already been delighted by the way the new regime has been received, not just by fans but by the town as a whole.
Noble said: “It’s been a hectic start, to put it mildly. But it’s been very enjoyable.
“The response from around the whole town has been fantastic, the support we have had from everyone has been great.
“As a town, Corby is very resilient. If you look at the history of the town, the majority of people have come from elsewhere with hopes for the future.
“So it doesn’t take a lot to get us on the up. Our glasses are usually half-full as a town and as a football club. It hasn’t taken a lot to get the good feeling going to be honest.
“The supporters came up here for their fans day last weekend and I was up there all day with them. They were really buoyant and the season isn’t even close to starting.
“There are a couple of reasons for that. One, we are glad that the club is still here and two, it is in the hands of Corby people. You can’t ask for any more than that, I think it is something lots of clubs would like.
“We just have to make sure we don’t make a mess of it.”