Plummer keen for Corby’s Vauxhall clash to go ahead

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Chris Plummer is hoping Corby Town’s trip to Vauxhall Motors goes ahead tonight (Tuesday).

The Blue Square Bet North clash is subject to a pitch inspection at Rivacre Park following the cold snap that hit the country at the weekend.

The Steelmen’s clash at already-relegated Hinckley United was one of a number of matches that fell victim to the adverse weather on Saturday but the latest updates from Vauxhall yesterday afternoon suggested the odds of tonight’s game going ahead are favourable.

And Plummer is hoping the game does get the green light as the backlog of fixtures grows ever bigger.

However, the most important thing is having another opportunity to put much-needed points on the board as Corby remain four points clear of third-from-bottom Colwyn Bay, who are due to be in action at Gloucester City tomorrow evening.

And should they play tonight, Plummer knows Corby need to start getting themselves on the right side of the fine margins they are experiencing at the moment with six of their last seven defeats all being decided by the odd goal.

“I am hoping the game is on,” the Corby boss said.

“The only good thing about the backlog of fixtures is that everyone is in the same boat and some are even more worse off than we are.

“It is going to make the final few weeks of the season a bit of a lottery and the clubs who have the biggest squads are going to be the ones who cope best with it.

“It was a bit of a write-off for us at the weekend because we were unable to get anywhere indoors to train on Saturday with the game being called off.

“So we are hoping we can play tonight. It is a long trip for a midweek and Vauxhall are a mid-table side who have had some really good results as well as a few indifferent ones.

“But, of the games we have left, it is a realistic opportunity to pick up some points that we really need.

“It is fine margins that are costing us at the moment. We are losing out by the odd goal in a lot of games and that is something we need to change.”

Plummer will be without striker Avelino Vieira, who will be looking to serve the last of a three-match ban, but otherwise should have a full-strength squad to choose from.

Corby’s game at Hinckley, meanwhile, has now been re-arranged for Monday, April 8 (7.45pm kick-off).