Wright: Steelmen are up for the cup

Steelmen boss Tommy Wright has his sights set on the Red Insure Cup ahead of tonight's quarter-final at Rugby Town
Steelmen boss Tommy Wright has his sights set on the Red Insure Cup ahead of tonight's quarter-final at Rugby Town

Tommy Wright insists Corby Town want to “go all the way” in the Southern League’s Red Insure Cup as they prepare for tonight’s (Tuesday) quarter-final clash at Rugby Town.

The Steelmen will field a full-strength squad at Butlin Road, with the exception of the suspended Edi Appleton, as they aim to book a place in the last four.

Stephan Morley, who joined the club from Leamington last week, is set to make his debut after missing the chance to do so at the weekend when Corby’s Premier Division clash at Slough Town was called off due to a frozen pitch.

And Wright knows his team will need to produce a good performance if they are to advance as they take on a Rugby side who have been in impressive form in Division One Central recently.

“We want to win the competition, it’s the league cup and now we are at this stage we will try to go all the way,” the Steelmen boss said.

“With the teams that are left, most will probably expect it to be us and either Poole or Truro in the final.

“We will be at full-strength with the exception of Edi and we will need to perform well because Rugby have been going very well of late.

“They have been on a good winning running up until the weekend but we will go there to win the game.”

While the Steelmen were left kicking their heels on Saturday, results from elsewhere seemed to go favourably for them in the race for the play-off places.

Wright again acknowledged Poole Town are firmly in the driving seat for the automatic promotion spot after they thumped second-placed Weymouth 4-0.

But Truro City suffered a surprise 1-0 loss at Frome and Wright knows a good run in the league, starting from Saturday’s home clash with Chippenham Town, will ensure his side remain on course for a high position at the end of the campaighn.

As he reflected on the weekend’s results, Wright said: “It definitely could have been worse for us.

“There are two ways of looking at it with one of them now being the assumption that Poole will go on and win it.

“Their record so far suggests that’s what will happen, they have been the most consistent side and they have the best defensive record.

“We beat them 1-0 with a last-minute goal in a really good game but they have been the side to beat all season and you have to give them credit for it.

“The key for us is to look to finish as high as possible and, all of a sudden, we are the ones with games in hand.

“The likes of Hungerford and St Neots are coming back into it and they play each other tonight, which will be interesting.

“But once we get back in league action, we just need to focus on winning our matches and see where it leaves us.”