Andrew Wilson felt Corby Town could “take a lot of heart” from the way they performed in the penultimate game of the Calor League Premier Division.
An early Robbie Burns goal proved to be enough for Cambridge City to secure a 1-0 success as they booked their place in the play-offs.
It has been a bad few weeks for the Steelmen since the off-field problems at Steel Park resulted in a number of players leaving.
Wilson and fellow joint-boss Tommy Wright are now, along with everyone else, awaiting further news after it was confirmed on Saturday that Kevin Ingram has agreed to sell the majority shareholding to a consortium of local businessmen.
The Steelmen take on Bedford Town in the last game of the season at Steel Park on Saturday and Wilson admitted the final whistle can’t come quick enough after weeks of scrapping around to put squads together for their recent matches.
Reflecting on yesterday’s (Monday) defeat, Wilson said: “It was frustrating because we spoke about trying to make a good start as we have been conceding a lot of early goals. And then we gave away a silly goal after just four minutes.
“They had one more very good chance after that which they didn’t take and it was very even from there.
“We can take a lot of heart and credit from the way we played against a team who are in the play-offs and third in the table.
“One of their players came off at the end saying that we played good football and I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry about that comment!
“For him to say that when we went there with a group of players so different to the lads we had a few weeks ago is a nice compliment.
“You have to give Cambridge a lot of credit because they dug in for the victory and that is something we can learn from as we look to move forward.
“The most important thing from our point of view is that we have kept the team competitive, even after all the problems we have had with players leaving following the off-field issues.
“But the truth is we just want the season over now and hopefully we will get some more information on what is going to happen from there.”
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