Chris Plummer says Corby Town have a defensive “contingency plan” in place for Saturday’s FA Carlsberg Trophy clash at Blue Square Bet Premier side Tamworth.
The Steelmen currently have just Paul Malone as their only recognisable centre-half for the game after Stefan Galinski’s three-month loan spell from Derby County ran out following the 5-3 win over Hinckley United in the Blue Square Bet North at the weekend.
Carl Piergianni is due to start a two-match ban at the weekend following his red card in the 2-1 defeat at Chester, leaving boss Plummer with limited options.
He is now set to continue his so far fruitless search for a fresh face but insists there are other plans in place if he is unable to bring anyone in.
“Stefan has gone back, Carl is suspended and we have been wrapping Paul Malone up in cotton wool but then he came on against Hinckley and got a cut on his eye,” Plummer said.
“You can’t win sometimes and I really couldn’t afford Paul to get injured. But he should be fine for next week.
“We have looked around and we will continue to do so as we try to bring a player or two in to bolster the squad.
“But it is difficult because a lot of lads are cup-tied and it is difficult trying to get loan players in as well.
“We have got a contingency plan ready if we can’t get anyone in but I will obviously keep that to myself.”
Either way, Plummer insists his team will be working on their defensive game during this week after they conceded what the manager described as three “sloppy” goals against Hinckley.
“It is going to be a step up in class for us at Tamworth and it will be tough,” he added.
“We will be working really hard in training on the defensive side of things and making sure we prepare properly.
“It is a great opportunity for us to go and play a team from higher up and see how we match up against them.”