Now let’s stay on top, says Corby boss Wright

Tommy Wright salutes the Corby Town fans following the 1-0 home win over Histon on New Year's Day. Picture by Alison Bagley
Tommy Wright salutes the Corby Town fans following the 1-0 home win over Histon on New Year's Day. Picture by Alison Bagley

Tommy Wright insists staying on top of the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division should be all the motivation his Corby Town team need for their tricky trip to Hitchin Town tomorrow (Saturday).

The Steelmen opened up a two-point lead at the summit after Spencer Weir-Daley’s goal earned them a 1-0 success over Histon at Steel Park on New Year’s Day.

It’s set to be a tough game for Corby tomorrow with Hitchin currently on a run of eight matches without defeat after they beat Cambridge City 4-2 yesterday.

But Wright’s men have won their last six in all competitions and he is keen to see them make it seven tomorrow and ensure they retain their spot at the top of the table.

“Hitchin have got themselves on a good run,” the Steelmen boss said.

“When the fixtures came out and we had them first up in August we knew it would be a tough start. We won 2-0 but it was a close game.

“They are on a good run of form but so are we. We have won six games in a row and now we have to try to make it seven.

“Our boys are going there on top of the table and that’s the incentive now, to make sure we stay there.

“The ball is totally in our court because if we win at Hitchin then we will stay where we are. The players shouldn’t need any more motivation.”

Wright expects to name an unchanged squad for tomorrow’s clash after no new injuries were reported following the victory over Histon.