Wright hopes Corby can hit back in style again

Action from Corby Town's 2-1 home defeat to Hitchin Town at Steel Park. The Steelmen are back in action at Frome Town on Saturday. Pictures by Tony Waugh
Action from Corby Town's 2-1 home defeat to Hitchin Town at Steel Park. The Steelmen are back in action at Frome Town on Saturday. Pictures by Tony Waugh

Tommy Wright is hoping his Corby Town players will continue their tradition of reacting well to a defeat when they head to Frome Town in the Calor League Premier Division tomorrow (Saturday).

The Steelmen suffered a first league loss at Steel Park since the opening day of the season in midweek when Hitchin Town claimed a 2-1 success.

Action from Corby Town's 2-1 home defeat to Hitchin Town at Steel Park. The Steelmen are back in action at Frome Town on Saturday. Pictures by Tony Waugh

Action from Corby Town's 2-1 home defeat to Hitchin Town at Steel Park. The Steelmen are back in action at Frome Town on Saturday. Pictures by Tony Waugh

The defeat also ended a three-game winning streak in the league for Corby and joint-manager Wright admitted his players were “kicking themselves” are seeing a host of chances go begging.

But he is now hoping they take the immediate opportunity to bounce back tomorrow.

“Every time we have been beaten, we have jumped back with a win and hopefully tomorrow will be no different,” Wright said.

“It is a long trip but we want to come back up the road with three points.

“We were kicking ourselves a bit after Wednesday night because we had our chances and we could have prevented their goals.

“And we have lost our home record as well, which is hard to take.

“But the beauty of football is that you get another opportunity to put it right and we have to go to Frome aiming to start another run to move us up the table.

“We have got the games in hand, we will be playing midweek matches into January so we will get plenty of opportunities to keep up with the pack.

“The next opportunity to do it comes tomorrow and we have to make sure we take it.”

Wright was forced to watch from the sidelines in midweek after suffering a groin injury during last weekend’s 3-1 success at Redditch United.

But he is hopeful of being back involved on the pitch tomorrow while Paul Malone is also back in contention after an ankle injury.

“The physio was working on it (the injury) before the game on Wednesday so we will see how it reacts,” Wright added.

“I would like to think I could get involved at the weekend so we will see how it goes.”