Wright’s delight with Steelmen squad on return to training

Manager Tommy Wright watches on as Chris Carruthers takes part on pre-season training with Corby Town. Picture by Alison Bagley
Manager Tommy Wright watches on as Chris Carruthers takes part on pre-season training with Corby Town. Picture by Alison Bagley

Tommy Wright was delighted with what he saw from his Corby Town squad as they reported back for pre-season training at the weekend.

The Steelmen boss put his players through a three-hour session as their preparations for the Vanarama National League North campaign, which kicks off with a trip to Curzon Ashton on August 8, got under way.

All of Wright’s summer signings – Ashley Sammons, Duane Courtney, Anton Brown and Chris Carruthers – were involved on Saturday while Sammons will make his first appearance in a Steelmen shirt as part of an under-23 squad that will travel to a Newcastle United academy side for a behind-closed-doors friendly tomorrow (Tuesday) evening.

Wright said: “It was a really good start, I got three hours of work out of them.

“Everyone has come back in good shape and it proved to be a very productive day for us.

“All the boys are still buzzing from winning the title last season.

“But, what was even more important, was that the new lads seem to have fitted in straight away, which is great to see.

“We put them through a good session and there was no moaning. They all put in a good shift.”

Wright, meanwhile, confirmed he will be looking to add an “attacking player” to his ranks soon as he aims to round off his business for the summer.

The Steelmen boss added: “We are quite close to getting one more in and, if that happens, then that will be us pretty much done.

“I am hoping the player in question will be with us in time for the friendly at Oadby next Tuesday.”