Corby’s rise is no shock to boss Wright

Corby Town midfielder Shane Byrne is set to miss the clash with Cirencester because of a hamstring injury
Corby Town midfielder Shane Byrne is set to miss the clash with Cirencester because of a hamstring injury

Tommy Wright isn’t surprised to see his Corby Town side in the upper reaches of the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division.

The Steelmen moved up to third place thanks to a comfortable 3-0 victory at Burnham last weekend.

Now manager Wright is urging his players to make the final two games of October count as they look to hit the points target he set them at the start of the month.

Corby take on Cirencester Town at Steel Park tomorrow (Saturday) before heading to Arlesey Town next Tuesday night.

And Wright is keen for them to continue their good form, which currently sees them on a five-match unbeaten run in all competitions.

Wright said: “I don’t think it is much of a surprise that we are up there.

“When we built the squad in the summer I always felt that if we could hit the ground running then we would be in with a chance and that is what has happened.

“I set the lads a points target at the start of this month and, at the moment, they are on course to hit it, which is good to see.

“But we have to make the next two games count and make sure we finish October well.

“I told the boys that if they get to the target I set them then they will be second in the league. I don’t think we will be far off that if we can win the next two.”

Wright, meanwhile, says he will continue to set his squad “little targets” as the season progresses. And he is in no doubt that the Steelmen can get even better.

“We will keep setting them little targets as we go along,” the Corby boss added.

“But we have taken 30 points from 15 games and if you are picking up an average of two points a game then you won’t be far away.

“And the thing is, I think they are capable of more. That’s a general feeling that everyone seems to share.”

The Steelmen are set to be without midfielder Shane Byrne who has a hamstring injury while skipper Paul Malone continues to struggle with a back problem, which ruled him out of last weekend’s victory.