Tommy Wright believes Corby Town are well-placed for what looks like being a challenging bank holiday weekend.
The Steelmen maintained their unbeaten record and moved up to second in the early Southern League Premier Division table after a dramatic 3-2 win over Arlesey Town at Steel Park on Wednesday night.
They are now preparing for a trip to last season’s runners-up Chesham United tomorrow (Saturday) before they take on title favourites St Neots Town at Steel Park on Monday afternoon.
The two games represent significant tests for Wright’s team and the manager firmly believes his players are capable of mixing it with the best the division has to offer.
“We said before Saturday that we wanted the boys to go and put themselves in the position at the end of the Arlesey game to go into the bank holiday period and cause a few upsets,” Wright said.
“Chesham were brilliant last year, they were one of the most organised teams we played and they are still a very strong outfit.
“St Neots have spent a lot of money and I really appreciated the way they played football last season. I thought their league position was false.
“They are both going to be right up there and there are maybe four or five other teams who have a chance and I think we are one of them.”
The Steelmen are set to be boosted by the returns of striker Spencer Weir-Daley and midfielder Cleveland Taylor for the double-header.
Summer signing Weir-Daley is now closing in on full fitness after a shoulder injury while the experienced Taylor missed the first four matches due to personal reasons.
Wright added: “Spencer would have gone on in midweek if we had been really desperate for a goal.
“He’s chomping at the bit now. He trained on Monday and looked sharp. We are just being cautious about his shoulder. But he will play over the bank holiday I am sure.
“Cleveland will also be back for the weekend, which is a massive boost both on and off the pitch.
“I can’t wait to see him and the lads will be buzzing when that big smile comes into the dressing-room. “He gives everyone that lift and he is one of those players who is good for the club.”