Wright to shuffle the Corby pack for clash at Kettering

Tommy Wright is set to make a number of changes to his Corby Town team for the Red Insure Cup clash at Kettering Town on Tuesday night

Tommy Wright is set to make a number of changes to his Corby Town team for the Red Insure Cup clash at Kettering Town on Tuesday night

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Tommy Wright has confirmed he will shuffle his Corby Town pack for tomorrow (Tuesday) night’s Southern League Red Insure Cup first-round clash at local rivals Kettering Town.

The Steelmen maintained their lofty position in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division at the weekend thanks to a 2-2 draw with fellow high-fliers Dunstable Town at Steel Park.

Wright is now preparing for next weekend’s trip to Burnham and he revealed he will give a number of his squad tomorrow evening off with his main focus being on the league.

A number of the Steelmen’s youngsters are set to feature at Latimer Park along with fringe players who are in need of minutes on the pitch.

But Wright is gearing up for the weekend and he is keen for players to be ready to “come out of the traps” when they return to league action on Saturday.

The Steelmen manager said: “It’s easy to get up for games like Dunstable but it’s when you go to places like Burnham, how consistent can you be? How motivated can you keep yourself as a professional?

“At the start of this month, the lads had a points target to reach and we are on course, barring the Slough game.

“They have bounced back from that and I expect them to go to Burnham and put in a performance. And if I get what I got on Saturday then I will be happy.

“The boys put in a great shift on Saturday. A lot of them will have Tuesday off, we will do a bit of work and we will be in on Thursday and I expect them to come out the traps next weekend. I do want to come away with three points.

“We are definitely going to shake things up (tomorrow).

“I told the Kettering managers that last time and we have taken a few knocks at the weekend as well so that’s forced my hand a little bit.

“There are some lads who desperately need a game. We have players like Edi Appleton and a couple of others who need 90 minutes so they will get a run out.

“We have the likes of Elliott Bentley, Curtis Hartley, Jordon Crawford and Harry May who deserve the platform to go and play on. They did it last time against Kettering and I expect them to do it again.”