Tommy Wright believes Corby Town’s ability to grind results out is a “good habit to have”.
By his own admission, the Steelmen boss didn’t feel his team were at their best against Truro City at Steel Park on Saturday.
But Shane Byrne’s first-half goal proved to be enough as they picked up a 1-0 victory, which took them back up to third place in the Southern League Premier Division after they had suffered their first defeat of the season against St Neots Town on Bank Holiday Monday.
And Wright was pleased to see his team battle away for their fifth win in seven league matches so far.
“I don’t think we played as well as we did in the first half against St Neots,” the Steelmen boss said.
“But we were solid at the back, we worked hard and we got the goal.
“We talked about it afterwards and we will take that every week. We have already found a way to grind out results and that’s a good habit to have.
“We showed against St Neots what we are capable of and one of these days, a team will get a good hiding from us if we repeat that sort of display.
“But we are happy to grind out a few results and we have got another clean sheet as well.”
Wright, meanwhile, has expressed his desire to make midfielder Byrne’s stay at Steel Park more permanent.
The former Leicester City youngster has been impressive since arriving at the club and the Corby manager added: “Shane is a good footballer and he has a good pedigree, which we knew when he came here.
“We knew what we were getting and he has been a massive positive for us.
“He seems to like it here, the fans love him and the question now is whether we can keep him here.
“I think the next stage is to talk to him about making it more permanent and that is a conversation we need to have.”
The Steelmen now have a free week before back-to-back away games at Hungerford Town (Saturday) and Cambridge City (a week on Wednesday).
And Wright is hoping Greg Mills will be fit for those matches after he was withdrawn with a groin injury during Saturday’s win.
Wright said: “Greg felt a pull in his groin after a challenge and he did the sensible thing by coming off.
“He would have only made it worse by carrying on but he did the right thing and we will see how he is later in the week.
“We need him fit for two big games and hopefully he will be okay.”