Kalern Thomas says the Corby Town players will “stay positive” in the battle to avoid the drop from the Vanarama National League North.
The full-back was the unlikely hero at Steel Park last weekend as his brilliant late strike earned the Steelmen a 1-1 draw with Brackley Town.
But it wasnt’t enough to lift them out of the bottom three and they head to mid-table Chorley this weekend a point adrift of safety.
However, Thomas believes Corby’s battling qualities which helped earn that point last Saturday will stand them in good stead for the tough challenge that lies ahead.
“All we can do is focus on the next game and that’s Chorley,” he said.
“We will go looking for the win and I am sure the manager has his plan for it ready.
“We just have to keep digging deep and working hard for each other. We have to keep going until the end of matches and right up until the end of the season.
“All we have to do is stay positive.
“We finished on a positive last weekend and the guys aren’t down.
“We have to keep working hard in training and in the games and hopefully we can get ourselves out of the situation we are in.”
Thomas isn’t exactly renowned for his goalscoring but has been a mainstay in the Corby side for a while now.
And he was delighted to grab the crucial goal against Brackley as his fine strike, having cut in from the left, gave Sam Hornby no chance as it flew into the top corner.
“I am just trying to play as well as I can in each game,” the full-back added.
“If I get in that situation I will do my best to hit the target and see what happens.
“We got a bit frustrated after they scored but once we got the goal we looked like we get another.
“We just had to keep going and get that goal and I am glad I was the one who got it.”