Corby Town manager Tommy Wright says their defeat in Saturday’s FA Trophy match against Redditch will not overshadow his team’s Southern League Premier Division push for success.
And he feels his side have had the chance to feel out Redditch’s tough offensive and will be ready to face them in the league on November 19.
Now the Steelmen are climbing towards the top of the league, Wright will challenge his side to take points from the other leading teams.
“If the boy’s confidence isn’t up with being second in the league and the run that we’ve had off the back of such a good month, I don’t know what will spur them on to be even more confident” he said.
“You come up against good teams and you do need to start taking your chances.”
“We do need to beat the top boys in every single game now.
“It’s about how consistent can we be until the end of the season.”
Wright admits that missed opportunities in the first half of the FA Trophy match were costly.
He added: “The boys gave it their all in the second half. They showed the commitment.
“We came up against a very tricky side.
“They had a lot of pace up front, a lot of energy and lot of youth through the side.”
Corby will welcome back skipper Paul Malone and midfielder Shane Byrne for their next game.