Andrew Wilson is hoping Tom McGowan and Nathan Stanton will provide Corby Town with a double fitness boost ahead of Saturday’s home clash with Truro City.
Midfielder McGowan and experienced defender Stanton again missed out as the Steelmen claimed a 0-0 draw at Chippenham Town in the Calor League Premier Division at the weekend.
Wilson was forced to name himself on the bench on Saturday as Courtney Herbert was also missing due to work commitments.
And the Steelmen joint-manager is now hopeful that the squad will be bolstered before this weekend’s game at Steel Park.
“We are hoping that Tom and Nathan will be available for Saturday,” Wilson said.
“With there being no midweek match this week, it has given them some extra time to rest and they will come in on Thursday and hopefully show us they are ready to return.
“We were let down by a couple of players on Friday night and it left us a bit short for the game, which was disappointing.
“But to have two big players like Tom and Nathan back for the weekend would be a very welcome boost for us.”
Wilson, meanwhile, believes there are positives and negatives to his team having a free week ahead of Saturday.
The Steelmen had been due to take on Cambridge City at Steel Park on Wednesday night but that game has been put back to April 2 due to Cambridge having to play a county cup match this week.
“The good thing about it is that it gives us a full week to recover from last Saturday and prepare properly and professionally for this weekend,” Wilson said.
“I can see positives and negatives with it. The main issue is that we, like many others, have a lot of games to play and the sooner we can get those on, the better.
“I don’t think anyone wants to be playing two midweek matches in a week when April comes around so hopefully the weather will improve so we can start getting these games played.”
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