Stamford test awaits as Corby’s peparations continue

Steelmen boss Chris Plummer

Steelmen boss Chris Plummer

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Chris Plummer believes Corby Town’s final two friendlies of the summer will give them a clearer indication of how far they have come in the past four weeks or so.

The Steelmen head to Stamford tonight (Wednesday) before facing Skrill North side Bishop’s Stortford at Steel Park in their last pre-season action on Saturday afternoon.

With the first Calor League Premier Division game of the season, a home clash with Burnham, just over a week away, Plummer says the scheduling of the next two games are deliberate.

“I am looking forward to the game at Stamford,” the Corby boss said.

“They are at the same level as us, they have some good players and it will be a really good test.

“We have worked hard over the past few weeks and we have played some tough friendlies against some professional teams.

“But the next two matches are against teams from the same or a similar level and I think it will give us a clearer indication of where we are.

“I think it is good to go into games like these at this point in pre-season.

“That isn’t to say we haven’t taken anything from the other ones because we have performed pretty well. But you always know you won’t see as much of the ball when you play against teams from a higher level.

“We have put together a fairly new squad and that process is continuing. But these next two matches will certainly help us gauge just how far we have come.”