Gloucester clash will show Corby what they are up against

Steelmen manager Tommy Wright
Steelmen manager Tommy Wright

Tommy Wright believes Corby Town will have a greater idea of what they up against this season once they have played Gloucester City at Steel Park on Wednesday night.

The Steelmen opened their Vanarama National League North campaign with a 2-2 draw at fellow newly-promoted side Curzon Ashton on Saturday as Ash Sammons scored twice on his competitive debut for the club.

Wright and his players are now preparing for their first home game of the season and he knows they will be facing a Gloucester team who will be “full of confidence” after they beat FC United of Manchester 1-0 on the opening day.

“We will find out a bit more about ourselves on Wednesday night,” Wright said.

“They are going to come here full of confidence after a great win at the weekend.

“We will get the boys prepared for what will be another tough game and it is going to give us an indication of how hard this league is going to be.

“But it’s the first home game of the season and I really hope the fans come out in force for it.”

Wright, meanwhile, says the development of youngster Kurtis Revan is a “project” for him.

Revan was handed his first league start for the club at Curzon on Saturday after impressing during pre-season.

And Wright added: “Kurtis scored four goals in pre-season and he deserved to play.

“He came off after an hour but that wasn’t due to his performance, it was just the fact that I needed to change the shape and we put Nick Wright on and it eventually worked for us because we got the second goal.

“Kurtis is a real project for me. He has shown that he has the ability. Now it’s up to him to go and deliver performances on the pitch for us.”