Wright calls for another big effort from Corby

Tommy Wright is expecting another physical encounter when Corby Town head to Hednesford Town
Tommy Wright is expecting another physical encounter when Corby Town head to Hednesford Town
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Tommy Wright is expecting to find out more about the character of his Corby Town players when they head to Hednesford Town tonight (Tuesday).

The Steelmen have made an unbeaten start to life in the Vanarama National League North with a win and two draws from their first three matches, the latest of which saw them held to a 2-2 stalemate by Chorley at Steel Park on Saturday.

It proved to be a physical encounter and boss Wright is expecting the same again at Keys Park this evening against a Hednesford side who are on the back of two successive losses having opened their campaign with a 2-1 home win over Stalybridge Celtic.

“We just need a big effort from the boys,” the Steelmen boss said.

“They will be tired after Saturday and this is their first midweek away game of the season.

“I always think it’s matches like this where you find out about the characters in the dressing-room. They will have been at work all day and then they have got to travel and play another tough game.

“It will be a physical encounter, similar to the one we had at the weekend so we will go there and ask the boys to give us everything they have got.

“We want to try to keep this unbeaten start going and if we can get another three points, we will be in a very good place.

“We will go there looking to win the game. I am not the sort of manager who will try to play for a draw or anything like that.

“We have had a look at Hednesford, we have put a gameplan in place and we will go there and play to win.”

Wright has conceded he has “options” if he chooses to change his team around for tonight’s clash having used the same starting 11 in the past two matches.

Young full-back Connor Kennedy was withdrawn in a tactical switch at half-time at the weekend while Kalern Thomas and Spencer Weir-Daley will both be pushing for starts after coming on as substitutes.

“We have got options,” Wright added.

“Connor was given a tough time by Chorley’s left-winger in the first half on Saturday. We made a tactical change and I think it worked.

“Kalern came on in the second half and did well so there are options for us to change things if we see fit.”