Wright wants the focus on his Steelmen

Shane Byrne is expected to be fit for Corby Town's clash with Slough Town following a hamstring injury
Shane Byrne is expected to be fit for Corby Town's clash with Slough Town following a hamstring injury

Tommy Wright is keen for Corby Town to focus on themselves as a busy month gets under way against Slough Town at Steel Park tonight (Wednesday).

The Steelmen were without a game last weekend but remain among the early high-fliers in the Southern League Premier Division.

Boss Wright is expecting a tough examination from a Slough team who claimed a 2-1 victory at Truro City at the weekend and who were promoted from Division One Central last season when they stormed back from 2-0 down to beat Kettering Town in the play-off final.

But the Steelmen manager insists his sole aim is to get the best out of his players as they bid to keep up their impressive start.

“It was disappointing not to have a game at the weekend so the boys will need to blow the cobwebs away tonight,” Wright said.

“The teams that have come up will always be dangerous because they have that momentum with them.

“We found that out at places like Dunstable and Cirencester earlier in the season and Paulton Rovers were no pushovers either. I thought the 4-1 scoreline we got in that game did flatter us a bit.

“There are no easy games in the division. We have done our homework on Slough and we know what they are all about.

“But, to be honest, I don’t want to become obsessed with our opponents, I would rather focus on what we can do.

“I know what the lads are capable of and the fans have seen it for themselves. When we put it all together, we can beat anyone in the league.

“But when we don’t, as we have also seen at Hungerford and against Norton in the FA Cup, we look average.

“I just want to keep their feet on the ground and ensure they produce their best in each game.”

Wright has boosted his attacking options ahead of tonight’s clash with the addition of striker Elliott Chamberlain, who has joined the Steelmen from Gloucester City.

The 22-year-old Welshman, who was with Leicester City as a youngster, previously had spells at Stockport County and AFC Telford United before signing for Exeter City.

Corby Town have completed the signing of Wales Under-21’s international Elliott Chamberlain from Gloucester City.

Wright added; “I am delighted that we have been able to add Elliott to the squad, he is a great attacking option.

“He is a player that comes here with a good footballing pedigree through Leicester City and has represented Wales at various age groups too.

“I am really looking forward to working with him.”

Ben Milnes sits out the first of a three-match ban following his red card in the FA Cup defeat at Norton United just over two weeks ago.

But Edi Appleton and Shane Byrne have both recovered from respective Achilles and hamstring injuries and are expected to be in the squad.”