Steelmen won’t underestimate Norton

Wilson Carvalho is available again for Corby Town this weekend after serving a three-match ban

Wilson Carvalho is available again for Corby Town this weekend after serving a three-match ban

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Tommy Wright insists there is no way he will allow his Corby Town players to underestimate Norton United in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup tomorrow (Saturday).

The Steelmen return to Steel Park to take on the Evo-Stik Northern League Division South side after successive away matches in the Southern League Premier Division.

Corby bounced back from last weekend’s 3-0 defeat at Hungerford Town with a 2-2 draw at Cambridge City on Wednesday night.

Wright and his assistant David Clarke were on hand to watch Norton lose 1-0 at home to Tividale on Tuesday evening.

And he insists his players will know everything there is to know about their opponents this weekend as they aim to earn a place in Monday’s second qualifying round draw.

“The lads know their attitude has to be right and there is no way I will allow them to take Norton lightly,” Wright said.

“It was useful having our game on Wednesday because it gave myself and Dave the chance to go and have a look at them for ourselves.

“We know everything we need to know about them and we are 99 per cent sure how they will set up. So it is up to us to have a look at things and work out how we can win the game.”

Corby will be boosted by the return of forward Wilson Carvalho who completed a three-match ban on Wednesday night.

And Wright believes his team have missed Carvalho’s influence.

“I think we have missed Wilson, he is one of those players who is capable of creating something out of nothing,” the Steelmen boss added.

“He has a lot of energy and he is chomping at the bit to start the game. We will see if that is the case but it will be good to have him back.”