Wilson and Wright all set to meet Steelmen’s new owners

Andrew Wilson and Tommy Wright watch on as Corby Town beat Bedford Town 2-0 in their final game of the season. Pictures by Andrew Carpenter
Andrew Wilson and Tommy Wright watch on as Corby Town beat Bedford Town 2-0 in their final game of the season. Pictures by Andrew Carpenter
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Andrew Wilson believes he and fellow joint-manager Tommy Wright will be meeting the new owners of Corby Town this week to discuss preparations for next season.

The Steelmen rounded off their Calor League Premier Division campaign with a 2-0 victory over Bedford Town at Steel Park thanks to second-half goals from Greg Mills and Sam Ives as 550 fans took advantage of the free entry offer.

Corby Town v Bedford Town

Corby Town v Bedford Town

But the big news came ahead of the game as it was confirmed a consortium of local businessmen, led by Paul Glass who has previously been involved at the club, had completed their takeover with Kevin Ingram’s two-year reign as chairman coming to an end.

Wilson expects discussions to take place during the next week and he also paid tribute to the departing Ingram, who was the man who appointed him and Wright back in September.

Wilson said: “Not a lot has been said so far.

“Tommy and I were in our room before the game and one of the members of the consortium came in and said the deal had been done.

Corby Town v Bedford Town

Corby Town v Bedford Town

“Kevin also came in to tell us and he was very gracious. We owe him because he was the one who brought us to Corby and hopefully people will see that we have tried to take the opportunity he gave to us.

“We are now waiting to meet the consortium and I expect we will know a lot more in the next five to seven days.”

Wilson, meanwhile, felt the Steelmen were deserved winners as they saw off the Eagles, who finished the game with 10 men.

He added: “We managed to win the game, which is something we have found difficult in recent weeks but I thought we deserved it.

“It was fairly even in the first half, we probably shaded it. But we were by far the dominant team in the second half and if we had made some better decisions we could have won by four or five.

“It was nice to finish with a win but we have got the season done and, hopefully, we can get ready for the next one with some fresh impetus.”

The Steelmen made their end-of-season presentations after the game with goalkeeper Paul Walker picking up the supporters’ player-of-the-year award, as well as the managers’ prize.

Chris Carruthers was named the players’ player-of-the-year while Mills was presented with the top goalscorer award.