Steelmen make the most of Harrogate postponement

Corby Town manager Chris Plummer
Corby Town manager Chris Plummer
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Corby Town were without a game on Saturday but boss Chris Plummer ensured the time didn’t go to waste.

Waterlogged goalmouth’s at Harrogate’s home ground were deemed to be unplayable - the third game this year that has had to be postponed at the CNG Stadium - but the Steelmen were put through a full training session in preparation for Wednesday’s home clash with Gloucester City.

And while Plummer admitted to a feeling of disappointment, he was fairly phlegmatic about having no game to go to.

He said: “It wasn’t ideal but at least we didn’t have to make what would’ve been a long journey.

“It gave us the chance to get the whole squad together for a full session which was important with the games we’ve got coming up.

“These will be big games for us, Gloucester on Wednesday and Histon on Saturday, and although our season won’t be made or broken by them, they are games that we need to be properly prepared for.”

But despite being unconcerned about the missed trip to Yorkshire, Plummer is well aware of the problems that could possibly be created by this, and other, rearranged fixtures.

He added: “Ideally we’d play these games on a Saturday but they’ll be midweek now and that’s something we’ll have to deal with.

“It will need a bit of planning because lads have to get time off work, and there will be a midweek game at Chester as well, but that’s just how it is at this level.

“We have to put up with it whether we like it or not as we can’t control the weather unfortunately.”