Wright’s Steelmen gear up for showdown with Weymouth

Action from Corby Town's 2-1 victory over Chippenham Town at Steel Park. Pictures by Alison Bagley
Action from Corby Town's 2-1 victory over Chippenham Town at Steel Park. Pictures by Alison Bagley
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Tommy Wright insists Corby Town will “leave no stone unturned” in their preparations for Wednesday night’s showdown with Weymouth.

The Steelmen’s 2-1 success over Chippenham Town on Saturday ensured things at the top of the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division tightened up even more.

Football Action: Corby: Steel Park  Corby Town v Chippenham Town match action''Saturday 14th February 2015 NNL-150214-182109009

Football Action: Corby: Steel Park Corby Town v Chippenham Town match action''Saturday 14th February 2015 NNL-150214-182109009

Leaders Poole and second-placed Weymouth were both held to draws while Truro City also won.

Corby can move to within a point of Weymouth if they beat them at Steel Park on Wednesday and boss Wright insists his players will be relishing the challenge.

“The boys will pick themselves up for Wednesday night,” he said.

“The lads will all be relishing that game from now until then and if they can’t get out of the blocks and get up for a game like that then I don’t know what will kick them into gear.

“We will prepare well. They will get all the information they need regarding Weymouth and we won’t leave any stone unturned.”

Wright, meanwhile, insists he isn’t concerned about what now looks like a daunting finish to the league campaign.

The Steelmen will have to replay their game at Truro City in full and the game has been set for Saturday, April 11 with the game scheduled for that day at home to Frome Town now being played at Steel Park next Saturday.

It means Corby will travel to Bideford, Truro, Weymouth and Poole Town on successive weekends to round off the season.

But Wright said: “It was a horrendous April when the fixtures were announced anyway..

“It’s not a problem until it becomes a problem. We have created the problem by giving ourselves a chance of doing something this season. If we were a mid-table team it wouldn’t matter where we were going.

“Our away form is good so it doesn’t necessarily bother me.

“We have to go to Truro again but it will be a Friday night travel on a coach and in a hotel. That’s Football League preparation and we are fortunate enough to have that.”