Steelmen focused on booking a place in cup final

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Tommy Wright insists there are plenty of reasons why Corby Town should go all out to earn a place in the Evo-Stik Southern League’s Red Insure Cup final on Wednesday night.

The Steelmen sit proudly at the top of the Premier Division after moving a point clear of Poole Town thanks to a 3-1 victory over bottom side Burnham on Saturday.

Poole have four games in hand on the Steelmen and play the first of those at Biggleswade Town tomorrow where a draw or a win will send them back to the summit.

But Wright is now turning his attention to Wednesday’s Red Insure Cup semi-final clash with Division One South & West side North Leigh at Steel Park.

Poole already await the winners for what will be a two-legged final and the Corby manager believes that if his side get through, what they do in the final could even have an effect on the title race.

“It’s a big night out for the fans and the players,” Wright said.

Spencer Weir-Daley celebrates scoring Corby Town's first goal in Saturday's 3-1 success over Burnham. Picture by Alison Bagley

Spencer Weir-Daley celebrates scoring Corby Town's first goal in Saturday's 3-1 success over Burnham. Picture by Alison Bagley

“We were disappointed with what happened in the FA Cup and the FA Trophy this season and I know some fans felt we missed an opportunity in the county cup last week.

“I felt I did the right thing by picking the team I did for that but this is the league cup and I want us to be in the final.

“No matter which level you play at, players always look back on medals and trophies they have won and I know our boys want to win this competition.

“But there is also the fact that we would play Poole twice if we get through and that would perhaps give us a chance to throw them off course in the league.

“If we can get through then it will give them two extra battles that they probably don’t need.

“But this competition is all about the fans and the players and we will do all we can to make sure we get through.”

The Steelmen, meanwhile, will be without top scorer Spencer Weir-Daley for their last home game of the season against Dorchester Town on March 28 after the frontman received a call up to the Montserrat national side.

The Emerald Boys have a double-header against Curacao in the CONACAF section of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers on March 27 and 31 and Weir-Daley, who has hit 19 goals this season, is set to be involved in those matches.