Wright hopeful that Corby’s wait for a home game is now over

Steelmen joint-boss Tommy Wright is hoping his team's wait for a first home game of 2014 will end tonight
Steelmen joint-boss Tommy Wright is hoping his team's wait for a first home game of 2014 will end tonight

Tommy Wright hopes Corby Town’s wait for a home game will finally end tonight (Wednesday).

The Steelmen are set to tackle struggling AFC Totton at Steel Park this evening in what will be, should it go ahead, their first home match of the year.

The recent heavy rain has caused havoc on a Steel Park pitch that had already suffered from drainage problems earlier in the campaign and last weekend’s Calor League Premier Division clash with Redditch United was the latest in a long line of postponements for the Steelmen.

But joint-manager Wright is hopeful that this evening’s game will go ahead as Corby look to build on their 3-1 success at bottom side Bashley just over a week ago.

“A lot will depend on how much rain we get but our groundsman Gary Seymour is very confident we will get a game on,” Wright said.

“It’s obvious that we need to get these matches played now and Gary and all the other volunteers have done an amazing job with their work on the pitch.

“As far as we are concerned, the game will be on and we are fully focused on the job at hand.

“The season has become very stop-start and we need to get a run of games played as we look to achieve our aims.”

Totton arrive in Corby sitting second from bottom and with just 12 points to their name.

But Wright insists his team will take nothing for granted and added: “It will be similar to the game at Bashley last week, most people will expect us to win.

“We would back ourselves to get the job done but, at the same time, we will concentrate and give them the respect they deserve.

“They are fighting for their lives at the bottom end of the table. We want to get moving in the other direction so it is a big game for both teams.”

Nathan Stanton (dead leg) is set to be rested as a precaution while the game might also be a bit soon for fellow recent signing Courtney Herbert who went off at Bashley with a knee injury.