Mills knows Steelmen must ‘tighten up’ as they bid to build

Gary Mills praised the support Corby Town received at Steel Park last weekend
Gary Mills praised the support Corby Town received at Steel Park last weekend

Gary Mills is hoping Corby Town can move things on a further step when they take on Barwell at Steel Park tomorrow (Saturday).

The Steelmen remain rooted to the foot of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division despite ending a run of four straight defeats with 3-3 draw against Ashton United last weekend.

There were signs of encouragement with Corby looking a bigger threat going forward and that should only improve again this weekend following the additions of Jordan Smith and the experienced Izale McLeod who have both joined the club this week.

But boss Mills is keen to see his team “tighten things up” at the back as they bid to get out of trouble at the wrong end of the table.

“It’s another home game and an opportunity to get three points,” he said.

“I think there were positives for us from last weekend and now we have to kick on.

“We need to tighten things up defensively. I don’t think they really opened us up, all the goals were preventable.

“They were mainly down to individual errors and if we can cut those out then we will be a lot better for it.”

Mills, meanwhile, was delighted with the backing his team received from the club’s fans last weekend.

And he firmly believes the fans will stick with his players as long as they see them “having a go”.

“The support was fantastic. To get that kind of support at home when you are sitting bottom of the table is great.

“It makes a big difference to me and the players.

“I think that if the fans see the players having a right good go and playing with a bit of pride then they will back them. I felt our boys did that last weekend and the supporters responded.”