Wright: Steelmen are in a great position

Action from Corby Town's 2-0 win over St Albans City on Wednesday night. The Steelmen head to second-placed Chesham United tomorrow. Picture by Alison Bagley
Action from Corby Town's 2-0 win over St Albans City on Wednesday night. The Steelmen head to second-placed Chesham United tomorrow. Picture by Alison Bagley
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Tommy Wright believes Corby Town have put themselves in a “great position” as they prepare to travel to second-placed Chesham United tomorrow (Saturday).

The Steelmen put the off-field issues to one side on Wednesday night as they claimed a fine 2-0 win over fourth-placed St Albans City at Steel Park.

That came just four days after they had beaten another of the Calor League Premier Division play-off contenders Bideford 3-0 while it also came following the news that there had been a delay in the players receiving their wages due to the cashflow problems that have struck the club.

A row has erupted between the Steelmen and Corby Borough Council over funding and the need to build a new state-of-the-art sports pavilion at Steel Park but the off-field problems haven’t affect things on the pitch and the squad have agreed to play on after meeting with chairman Kevin Ingram following the win over St Albans.

Corby are very much in form and now sit in seventh place, just eight points off the play-off positions.

And while joint-manager Wright knows it will be tough for his team at high-flying Chesham this weekend.

He is hoping the Steelmen can repeat the result from the last time the two teams met when Corby came out on top by a 2-1 scoreline back in September.

“We have put ourselves in a great position and are confident going into tomorrow,” Wright said.

“We beat them at home through a late own-goal and we take the confidence from the last two games into the weekend.

“But they are a good team and will be hard to beat.”

Wednesday night proved to be a very good one for Wright from a personal point of view.

Having missed out due to a neck injury recently, the joint-boss was required to come off the bench after just 26 minutes following an injury to Courtney Herbert.

And Wright powered home a header on the hour to open the scoring. Now he is hoping there are more to come.

He added: “I came on earlier than expected!

“But I felt fine, there were couple of twinges but nothing that will prevent me from playing tomorrow.

“I felt the goal had been coming so I am delighted to end my drought and hopefully I can contribute some more.”

Sam Ives and Herbert are both set to miss the trip to Chesham with knee injuries while there will also be a late check on Aman Verma who, like Herbert, was withdrawn in the first half on Wednesday due to a leg problem.