Furious Corby boss Wright says now is the time to act

Tommy Wright was fuming with his players after Corby Town were thrashed 5-0 at North Ferriby United

Tommy Wright was fuming with his players after Corby Town were thrashed 5-0 at North Ferriby United

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Tommy Wright insists now is the time for him to “act” after Corby Town’s poor run of form hit a new low.

The Steelmen made it 10 games without a win as they were hammered 5-0 at North Ferriby United, a defeat that left them just above the relegation places in the Vanarama National League North.

Corby had gone into the clash with high hopes of turning their fortunes around following the return of winger Wilson Carvalho while Conor Anderson arrived on loan from Leicester City in the build-up to the clash.

But Wright’s men found themselves 2-0 down inside six minutes and went on to take a real beating.

And the manager didn’t mix his words in the aftermath.

“We have reached the point now where I have to act,” Wright said.

“I have backed the boys but they have let me down. To go 10 games without a win is not good enough at any standard.

“My boss is behind me because he believes in me and now I have to use these next two weeks to rebuild things.

“There will be changes and there will be people feeling sorry for themselves but these guys have had every opportunity to fight for the shirt.

“What happened in that game was completely unacceptable and the lack of fight was the most concerning thing.

“In 90 minutes of football, we have been beaten 5-0 and nobody from our team has been booked. “That sums it up for me.

“We had a couple of good opportunities that we didn’t take.

“But we have conceded five goals and without (goalkeeper) Paul Walker that probably would have doubled.

“And all this happened with North Ferriby not even having their two best strikers on the pitch and playing a right winger up front.”

The Steelmen are now without a game until they take on AFC Fylde at Steel Park on October 17.

They have a free weekend next week following their early exit from the FA Cup at the hands of Rushall Olympic.