Plummer expects survival race to go to the wire

Steelmen boss Chris Plummer
Steelmen boss Chris Plummer

Chris Plummer is expecting the battle for survival in the Blue Square Bet North to go to the wire.

Corby Town are gearing up for their Easter weekend double-header, which sees them take on Worcester City at Steel Park on Saturday before making the short jaunt across Northamptonshire to take on play-off contenders Brackley Town on Easter Monday.

The Steelmen picked up a useful point on the road on Tuesday night as Gary King’s goal earned them a 1-1 draw at Vauxhall Motors.

But it remains tight at the foot of the table with third-from-bottom Colwyn Bay still having two games in hand on Plummer’s side, who hold a four-point advantage heading into the final month of the campaign.

Corby have eight games to play and the manager remains confident his team can do enough in those matches to get to whatever the safety mark will prove to be.

“I am feeling confident and I think we have shown in the last few games that we are up for the challenge,” Plummer said.

“We have been in every match but we have made errors that have cost us. We know we need to put that right.

“But I have confidence in this group of players we have here. I believe we will get to where we need to be.

“It will probably go to the wire and there will be plenty of twists and turns in those last few matches.

“We can’t control what happens elsewhere. We can only concentrate on the games we are involved in and that’s what we will do.”

As far as the Easter weekend is concerned, Plummer knows his team will need to be at their best to get more points on the board.

“Worcester gave us a real pasting at their place early in the season but their form of late hasn’t been great,” he added.

“It is a game we should be looking at for taking points from.

“Brackley are obviously going very well and they will be looking to firm up their play-off place.

“They have some very good players and it has shown in their results.

“But we will go into both games still believing in what we are doing. I am sure we will do all we can to get the right results.”.