Rebuilding process already under way at Corby

Tom McGowan gets on the ball during Corby Town's final-day win over Bedford Town at Steel Park. Picture by Andrew Carpenter
Tom McGowan gets on the ball during Corby Town's final-day win over Bedford Town at Steel Park. Picture by Andrew Carpenter
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Andrew Wilson has confirmed he and fellow manager Tommy Wright have already started the process of rebuilding at Corby Town ahead of next season.

The Steelmen rounded off the Calor League Premier Division campaign with a 2-0 home win over relegated Bedford Town at Steel Park on Saturday.

It proved to be a pivotal day for the club as it was confirmed a consortium of local businessmen, led by Paul Glass, have now completed their takeover from previous chairman Kevin Ingram.

The takeover comes after a tough period for the Steelmen with the club being at loggerheads with Corby Borough Council over funding Ingram claimed was owed to them while a potential play-off push was derailed by players leaving following problems over their wages being paid on time.

Wilson said he was “pretty confident” that the new owners would want to keep him and Wright on as the club’s managers.

And, despite not yet knowing what budget will be available to them for next season, he insists the recruitment process is already under way.

“Tommy and I have known for the past few weeks that this could be happening so we have been talking to a few players with next season in mind,” Wilson said.

“It’s difficult because we don’t know what budget we will have but we have tried to let some players know that we are interested.

“We are pretty confident that we will be kept on and hopefully more information will come out and then our work will start to get things ready for next season.

“Hopefully we will have a budget that will allow us to put together a squad that can compete at the right end of the table. That will certainly be our aim.

“We will put expectations on our own shoulders. We believe our team played some good football during the season and we will stick to our principles from that point of view.”

Further details of who is involved in the consortium are expected to be released this week.