Grant set to return as Steelmen face up to big game

Goalkeeper Aidan Grant is set to return for Corby Town tonight

Goalkeeper Aidan Grant is set to return for Corby Town tonight

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Eddie Johnson insists the spirit within the Corby Town camp remains “pretty good” as they prepare for a huge game at Steel Park tonight (Wednesday).

The Steelmen are still rock-bottom of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division following the 2-0 defeat at Mickleover Sports on Saturday, which was their sixth defeat in a row.

They are six points adrift of safety but take on another of the strugglers when they face Frickley Athletic this evening.

Corby remain managerless with Johnson having taken charge of the team for the past two matches following the departure of Tommy Wright.

But the caretaker-boss understands how important tonight’s clash is and he confirmed the Steelmen are set to have goalkeeper Aidan Grant back after he missed the last two matches due to a virus.

“There are two big things for us to aim at tonight,” Johnson said.

“Of course, we want to stop this run and score some goals but it’s a game against a team who are down there as well and to take points off them would be massive in keeping us in touch with the sides in the bottom four.

“The spirit is pretty, good all things considered.

“I gave the players a couple of days off and we were back in yesterday (Tuesday) to check on a few knocks.

“But it looks like Aidan will be ready, which is good news for us, although I think Monty Parkes did himself proud after coming in for the past two games.”

As far as the future is concerned, it appears Corby will soon be closing in on their next permanent manager.

Johnson added: “At the moment, I am obviously still in temporary charge.

“The board know my feelings and, as I understand it, in the next week it will become clear which direction they are going to be taking.”