Promotion is the goal for Corby boss Plummer

Steelmen boss Chris Plummer is targeting promotion next season

Steelmen boss Chris Plummer is targeting promotion next season

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Chris Plummer insists promotion will be the main aim for Corby Town next season.

The Steelmen’s preparations for their Southern League Premier Division campaign look set to step up a gear over the next few weeks once they have had their place in the line-up confirmed at the league’s annual meeting this weekend.

But Corby have already confirmed that Plummer will be staying on as manager at Steel Park, despite him being at the helm when they were relegated from the Conference North on the final day of last season.

The Steelmen are set to announce some new signings next week as well as confirming who will be retained from last season’s squad.

And while Plummer expects the Southern League to be “a tough division”, he knows what the target will be.

““I am really delighted to be given the opportunity to stay,” he said.

“Obviously last season was a real rollercoaster and it ended in huge disappointment for everybody.

“This year is about building a new-look squad. We will try to retain the players we want, we will lose some and we will bring some new faces in as well.

“The work has already started and we are speaking to a few players but there will be more news after this weekend.

“We knew we were going to be up against it last season against some big clubs in the Conference North.

“I guess people will see us as one of the bigger clubs in the Southern League because we are the ones who have come down into it.

“I have already seen some of the signings that clubs in the Premier Division have made and there will be a few big budgets around. It will be a tough division for sure.

“But we have got to be looking at promotion, that will be our goal.”