Steelmen can’t feel sorry for themselves for Stourbridge trip, says Mills

Gary Mills' Corby Town resume their league programme at Stourbridge tonight
Gary Mills' Corby Town resume their league programme at Stourbridge tonight
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Gary Mills doesn’t want Corby Town to feel sorry for themselves as they resume the task of trying to haul themselves away from trouble in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division tonight (Monday).

The Steelmen head to Stourbridge this evening to resume their league programme after their Buildbase FA Trophy hopes were ended by a 2-0 defeat to Stafford Rangers in the first qualifying round at Steel Park on Saturday.

That made it back-to-back losses for Mills since he took over the Corby hotseat.

Now he knows there are few other distractions for his players as they already face another battle to avoid the drop.

They are five points adrift of safety going into tonight’s clash and Mills said: “There are no other distractions now and we have to concentrate on getting ourselves out of the situation we are in.

“We need everyone fully focused on the job at hand.

“It’s a quick turnaround so we have to dust ourselves off. There’s no point feeling sorry for ourselves.

“We need to refocus and go to Stourbridge try to have a real go at them.”

Mills, meanwhile, believes his attempts to strengthen the squad could be hindered by the fact a number of the current players were placed on contracts at the start of the season.

“We are looking to strengthen the squad and the people behind the scenes are doing all they can to make it happen,” the Steelmen boss added.

“But it is difficult when a lot of the budget has been taken by contracted players. That is a problem that we need to try to overcome.”