We are still learning, says Steelmen boss Wilson

Steelmen joint-manager Andrew Wilson
Steelmen joint-manager Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson insists he and fellow joint-manager Tommy Wright are still learning a lot, despite the fact Corby Town’s Calor League Premier Division is petering out.

The Steelmen take on Arlesey Town at Steel Park tomorrow (Saturday) in the first part of an Easter weekend double-header before they make the short trip to Cambridge City on Monday.

The off-field issues have taken their toll on the club in recent weeks with the Corby squad now thin on the ground while disgruntled fans vented their anger towards chairman Kevin Ingram during the second half of Wednesday’s 3-2 home defeat to Redditch United.

With Wright (calf) and youngster Connor Kennedy (ankle) both suffering injuries during that clash, the Steelmen bosses will again be forced to throw a squad together for tomorrow’s game.

And, despite having admitted he is looking forward to the season finishing a week tomorrow, Wilson is adamant there is still plenty for the management duo to learn in the last three matches.

“It is frustrating and it is difficult,” Wilson said.

“We can have doom and gloom and try to get people to feel sorry for us or we can turn around and say ‘we lost a game of football’ and get on with it.

“We have to try to do the latter and get on with it.

“Everyone knows the situation. It’s not getting any easier week by week. It’s getting harder if anything, especially with the injuries to Tommy and Connor on Wednesday night.

“But we are learning about these players.

“Hopefully we will still be here next season and we are learning about the group we have got.

“There are some positives in there and we will try to take as much as we can from the remaining games.”

Wilson, meanwhile, praised his players for “digging deep” against Redditch on Wednesday after he admitted he feared the worst after they had fallen 2-0 down before half-time.

He added: “Everything seems to be going against us at the moment but we give credit to Redditch for the other night because they caused us problems.

“We can take great pride from the fact that we kept trying and we didn’t give up at 2-0 down.

“I was fearful at half-time that if we didn’t react then would could have been on the end of a big scoreline.

“But we dug deep and when we scored the first goal I thought we had a lot more energy.”