Chris Plummer believes Corby Town are a match for any side in the Blue Square Bet North on their home ground at the moment.
The Steelmen enjoyed a perfect start to 2013 as Paul Malone’s stoppage-time header sealed a 2-1 victory over Boston United and former manager Graham Drury.
It ensured an unbeaten festive period for the Steelmen following a 1-1 draw at Boston on Boxing Day while their trip to FC Halifax last Saturday was postponed.
And manager Plummer admitted that game being off helped his threadbare squad in their preparations for the the New Year’s Day success.
“I am very pleased with the result and, after the second-half display, I would say it was thoroughly deserved,” the Corby boss said.
“I thought we played some good, attacking football. Greg Kaziboni was devastating at times against their full-back and there were other good performances in the side.
“Overall, it was a good team performance and our form at home is very good. We are a match for any side when they come to Steel Park.
“I would say that not having the game at Halifax helped us. Our squad is very thin and we are relying on the same players week in, week out at the moment.
“The pitches are heavy as well and it does take it out of your legs. Maybe that was a factor against Boston but I am certainly not taking anything away from our lads. They were excellent.”
The game marked the end of the line as far as Leon McKenzie’s football career is concerned.
The experienced striker is hanging up his boots and is now set to take up a career in boxing.
And Plummer again reaffirmed his desire to strengthen his squad over the next few weeks.
“We are looking to reinforce the squad,” he added.
“Leon has retired now and we will be looking to bring players in.
“But as we have said all along, we want the right players to fit in with what we are trying to do.
“We are looking at the loan market but we are also keen to bring players here on a permanent basis as well.”