Andrew Wilson feels Corby Town now have a group of “honest players” in their ranks as they prepare for the first of four successive home matches in the Calor League Premier Division.
The festive period is set to be a crucial one for the Steelmen as they take on sixth-placed Banbury United at Steel Park on Wednesday night before entertaining another of the high-fliers Poole Town on Saturday.
There is no game for Corby on Boxing Day following the demise of Hinckley United so it means their next two matches after the weekend will be a home clash with leaders Hemel Hempstead Town on December 28 before Cambridge City come to town on New Year’s Day.
The Steelmen battled away for a 0-0 draw at Truro City on Saturday in what was their third successive stalemate.
But, following a number of changes to the squad over the past few weeks, Wilson believes things are beginning to settle again.
“We certainly don’t want to become draw specialists but on the other hand, it is important to remember there have been a lot of changes over the last few weeks,” the joint-manager said.
“Some of those were decisions that myself and Tommy (fellow boss Wright) made and some were decisions not made by us.
“But every decision we have made has been done so with the best interests of the club at heart.
“We feel we have an honest bunch of players who are nice lads. But at the weekend they showed they are willing to the dirty work.
“They showed they are willing to put their bodies on the line because that is what they did at times.
“The heart, determination and desire was evident and it is important to me that we see that.
“It is frustrating to only take a point and it has been a disappointing run. But we will look forward and make sure we are ready for these tough games that are coming up.”