Wright targets the top tier for Steelmen

Corby Town celebrated winning the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division title last week but boss Tommy Wright now has bigger plans for the club

Corby Town celebrated winning the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division title last week but boss Tommy Wright now has bigger plans for the club

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Tommy Wright wants to take Corby Town to the top flight of non-League football in the duration of his new contract with the club.

The Steelmen claimed a dramatic 3-2 win at Poole Town in the final-day showdown to clinch the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division crown in front of over 2,000 fans at Tatnam last weekend.

It marked the end of a remarkable title race as Corby came from pretty much nowhere to secure automatic promotion.

It is expected that the Steelmen will compete in what will be the newly-named Vanarama National League North next season.

The week only got better for the club as Wright agreed a new two-year deal with the Steelmen, which will see him work full-time as he heads up the new academy for 16 to 18 year olds, which will be launched next season.

And he already has his target in mind for the first-team as they prepare to step up in August.

“The target will be to get into the play-offs,” the Corby boss said.

“I have got young players who are only going to get better and we have a good group that I want to keep together.

“We expect things from ourselves, we are ambitious and we are confident.

“We will look to strengthen and I have never stopped looking at how we can make a very good squad even stronger than it is.

“I am a loyal person but at the same time, players will become available.

“I will need to sit down with the board and work out what my budget will be for next season and once we have done that I can talk to the players we already have here.

“Getting into the Conference has got to be the next target for the club and, with the new deal, I now have a time frame to do that.”