We have nothing to fear, says Steelmen boss Wright

Corby Town celebrated their first league win of the season as they sealed a dramatic success over Blyth Spartans at the weekend. Picture by Alison Bagley
Corby Town celebrated their first league win of the season as they sealed a dramatic success over Blyth Spartans at the weekend. Picture by Alison Bagley
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Tommy Wright believes there’s nothing to fear for Corby Town as they bid to continue their upturn in fortunes at leaders Buxton tonight (Tuesday).

The Steelmen picked up their first Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division win of the season at the weekend as Jordon Crawford’s stoppage-time goal secured a dramatic 4-3 victory over Blyth Spartans at Steel Park.

That came at the end of a good week for the club, which started with a 1-1 draw against Buxton in a game that had been brought forward after both teams had suffered early exits from the FA Cup.

It means a quick return fixture at table-topping Buxton this evening but Wright is feeling in a confident mood.

“I was asked at the weekend whether we had turned the corner and the truth is I thought we did that at Rugby and Skelmersdale because the performances were there but the goals weren’t, he said.

“But we had the county cup game last Wednesday and now we have gone from being a team who can’t score to being one that has scored 10 in our last three matches.

“I am pleased with the lads and everyone else around the club.

“Now we just have to keep going for it. Having played Buxton last weekend, I don’t think we have got anything to fear.

“From what I have seen so far, Spennymoor and Blyth Spartans are two very good teams but the rest of the league is steady.

“To be honest, I am more concerned about what we do than anything else.

“I want to see our boys sticking to their gameplans and I want to see us getting more wins on the board. We came into this division hoping to do well and I still think we can.”

The Steelmen will have a full-strength squad to choose from with Shaquille Whittingham available again while Callum Ball returns after a three-match ban.

So will Wright be tempted to pair Ball up with in-form youngster Crawford, who has led the line on his own in the last two league matches?

“It’s a good question,” the Steelmen boss admitted.

“Jordon has played up there by himself and he has proven he can do the role.

“But there is that question of if he is scoring goals just as a lone striker, what might happen if he has Callum there with him holding the ball up and doing what he does?

“We have everyone available and it’s up to me to work out a formation that will get the best out of the squad.”