Mills: Steelmen players must step up to the plate

Gary Mills says the Corby Town players must step up to the plate in the battle at the bottom of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division. Picture by Alison Bagley

Gary Mills says the Corby Town players must step up to the plate in the battle at the bottom of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division. Picture by Alison Bagley

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Gary Mills has called on the Corby Town players to “step up to the plate”.

The Steelmen remain in big trouble in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division after they suffered a 2-0 home defeat to Barwell at Steel Park on Saturday.

Corby are rock-bottom and nine points adrift of safety as they potentially face a second relegation in the space of just 12 months.

Mills has been busy in making sweeping changes to the Steelmen squad since being appointed as the successor to Tommy Wright.

And he knows his new group must start making a difference.

“I have thrown a new group together and the board have backed me to bring new players in,” the Corby boss said.

“And those players need to step up to the plate now.

“I have brought them in to make a difference and they need to make a bigger difference than what they have made so far.

“It’s no surprise that the lads are down and it’s up to me and David (assistant-manager Bell) to pick them up.”

The Steelmen have a change of plans this week as they head to county rivals AFC Rushden & Diamonds for the re-arranged Integro League Cup first-round clash tomorrow night (Tuesday), having originally been scheduled to play Rushall Olympic in the league on Wednesday evening.

And Mills looks set to stick with a full-strength squad as Corby seek an upturn in fortunes.

“We will go there and give it a go,” he added.

“We want to win a football match, no matter what game it is.

“We will go there with a full squad and I will pick a team out of that.”