Wright reveals Steelmen’s budget has been ‘reined back in’

Corby Town manager Tommy Wright
Corby Town manager Tommy Wright

Tommy Wright confirmed Corby Town’s playing budget has been “reined back in” after they slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Boston United.

A goal in each half sealed the points for the Pilgrims as the Steelmen dropped back into the bottom three of the Vanarama National League North.

Boss Wright was delighted with his team’s fighting spirit but, after the game, he revealed that Wilson Carvalho and Herve Pepe-N’Goma had left the club.

And while Wright confirmed Corby’s budget “has changed” he believes it will create opportunities for young players to impress.

“Herve and Wilson have left the club,” the Steelmen manager said.

“We threw a bit more money at it and went over the budget and the performances didn’t come so it had been reined back in.

“The budget has been changed because it was a bit over what it should have been and we have not performed.

“They have made that call and we have had to sit down and work through things.

“It creates opportunities and I thought both Danny Draper and Kurtis Revan came in and performed well. There will be chances for these boys.”

As far as the display at York Street was concerned, Wright was pleased with the battling qualities his team showed.

And he believes things could have been different if they had been awarded a penalty while the game was still goalless.

“We were in a game of football, that’s for sure,” he added.

“We had a very good penalty shout when Greg Mills was chopped down with the score at 0-0. It looked a penalty but we didn’t get the decision even though the linesman and the referee had a good view of it.

“But we were in the game. The players were throwing themselves in front of everything and that’s not something that was happening a couple of weeks ago.

“You could see the spirit and we looked like a team who are fighting, which is what we want.

“We have thrown players forward at the end and we were almost playing a 3-2-5 but they have hit us on the counter-attack and their lad took the goal well.

“It was disappointing but we went out there and fought for it and that was pleasing to see.”

The Steelmen return to action on Tuesday night when they head to Stalybridge Celtic.