Mark Peters expects a decision over the identity of the new permanent manager of Corby Town manager to be made this week.
The Steelmen celebrated their first win of the Calor League Premier Division season on Bank Holiday Monday as a good performance was rewarded with a comfortable 3-1 success over Hinckley United at Steel Park.
That made it a haul of four points from two matches over the weekend for a team that were thrashed 6-0 at Hemel Hempstead a week ago – the game that resulted in previous boss Chris Plummer resigning.
Peters was placed in interim charge for the bank holiday double-header, which started with a 1-1 draw at Arlesey Town.
Having confirmed he is interested in the permanent role, Peters wouldn’t have done his chances any harm as goals from on-loan frontman David Moyo, Nabil Shariff and Liam Hurst secured the first victory of the campaign.
And Peters said: “What happened last Tuesday when Chris resigned came as a shock to us and the chairman (Kevin Ingram) just said to me that we needed to get through Saturday and Monday and then reassess things from there.
“I have done my part as best as I can, I had to change a couple of things, I made the decisions and I believed in them. But it’s not really about me. It is about the club and the team.
“If you go on the chairman’s statement from last week, it was a case of getting through the weekend and then some decisions would be made.
“I would guess that a decision has to be made this week because it is so early in the season and whoever gets the job, there is still a lot of work to be done.
“But, after this weekend, there is at least something to work with.”
Peters, meanwhile, was delighted with Corby’s display on Monday as they fought back from a goal down to claim all three points.
“I am pleased for the lads, that is the main thing,” Peters added.
“A week ago their chins were on the floor and all of a sudden they have four points and a platform to build on.
“They also have a bit of self confidence in their own ability. They are here because they have been picked and they are good players and they have to go and show that.
“I was disappointed with the goal we conceded but in fairness we have hit back quite quickly, which was important and the boys kept their discipline.
“It was a tough game for 60 minutes but after Nabil’s finish, we always looked the stronger team.
“If you look at the statistics from the game, aside from their goal, Paul Walker hasn’t had a shot to save.
“Going from conceding six like we did at Hemel Hempstead to restricting a team to 30-yard strikes that just about reach the goal is a credit to the players for their hard work.”