Steelmen fans can ‘pay what they want’ for final home game of the season

Corby Town fans will be able to 'pay what they want' to get into Steel Park for the final home game of the season this weekend

Corby Town fans will be able to 'pay what they want' to get into Steel Park for the final home game of the season this weekend

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Supporters will be able to ‘pay what they want’ when Corby Town take on Stalybridge Celtic in their final home game of the season on Saturday.

It has, ultimately, been a campaign of struggle for the Steelmen and their relegation from the Vanarama National League North was confirmed following last weekend’s 2-2 draw at Stockport County.

However, despite the fact Corby have won just four of their 20 home league matches so far this season, the average attendance currently sits at a very respectable 608.

It’s a statistic that has left chairman Stevie Noble delighted.

“The fans have been absolutely first class this season and have stood by the team throughout a difficult season,” he said.

“The support has been amazing from day one and I cannot remember the club having such great attendances consistently in recent memory, especially when the results have not been going our way.

“They have been right behind Tommy (manager Wright) and the team, so we would like to thank them by making Saturday pay what you want at the turnstiles.

“The club may have been relegated, but following last week’s fightback at Stockport we want to end the season on a high.”

Wright is delighted by the board’s move to give something back to the fans this weekend.

Despite the team’s struggles, the manager remains a popular figure among the supporters after he led the club to the Southern League Premier Division title a year ago.

And he added: “When I first took charge here the average must have been around the 250 mark and that has doubled and we have managed to sustain it.

“The fans have been great to me and the board have made the correct decision when it comes to the match this weekend.

“We need to put a show on and we must reward that support.”

The club have simply asked that fans make a donation as they enter the turnstiles at Steel Park this weekend.

Children will be go free with any adult making a donation.