Wilson fully focused as Corby go for eight in a row

Corby Town joint-manager Andrew Wilson
Corby Town joint-manager Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson is hoping Corby Town get the chance to make it eight wins in a row at Steel Park tonight (Wednesday).

The Steelmen joint-manager has revealed the heavy rain in recent days and drainage problems at the club’s home ground have left the pitch with standing water on it.

But Corby are set to take on Biggleswade Town in the Calor League Premier Division this evening (7.45pm) as they look to maintain an incredible run of form on their own turf.

The same can’t be said for the away form as the Steelmen still await their first win on the road following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at lower-ranked Daventry Town in the first qualifying round of the FA Carlsberg Trophy.

Their next opportunity to break the duck away from home comes on Saturday when they head to Skrill North side Colwyn Bay in the FA Cup fourth qualifying round with a place alongside the Sky Bet League One and Two clubs in the first round proper draw on Sunday at stake.

But Wilson is fully focused on the next job at hand and that is trying to put more league points on the board.

Corby dropped down to 19th place in the table after Hinckley United’s record was expunged with the Steelmen losing the three points gained from their win over the Knitters earlier in the season.

And Wilson said: “Obviously that has not helped us but we are where we are and we have to deal with it.

“The league table doesn’t lie but by the same token, we have a game or two in hand on some of the clubs above us and it is important we take advantage of those when the time comes.

“It is a very important game for us tonight for one reason or another.

“It would be good to get back on track and our home form has been very good of late, obviously we want that to continue.

“And it would be great to be able to go into the big game at the weekend on the back of a positive result.

“We are a good team for a neutral to watch at the moment because of the goals we are scoring and conceding.

“But that is no good for me and Tommy (fellow joint-boss Wright), the fans or the board and chairman. I think we have scored in every game since we took over but we have only kept one clean sheet and that is the area we need to focus on.

“I know everyone is looking towards the FA Cup game at the weekend but we won’t start thinking about that until tonight’s game is out of the way.

“We need to get some points on the board and hopefully we can do that and go into Saturday in good order.”

Tom Ingram is still ruled out through injury for the Steelmen but, other than that, they are set to name a full-strength squad for tonight’s game.

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