Wright wants to put things straight with the Corby fans

Anton Brown has boosted Corby Town's squad after he made his first start since the end of August at Nuneaton Town last weekend
Anton Brown has boosted Corby Town's squad after he made his first start since the end of August at Nuneaton Town last weekend

Tommy Wright is keen to make things right with the Corby Town supporters before the Christmas festivities get under way.

The Steelmen take on Stockport County at Steel Park in their final match before Christmas after their home game with Curzon Ashton, which was scheduled for December 19, was brought forward earlier in the season.

The last time Corby were on home soil they capitulated in the FA Trophy as Tamworth scored five goals in the last 18 minutes to win 6-2.

But a change in approach and formation helped Wright’s team claim a fine 0-0 draw at Vanarama National League North leaders Nuneaton last weekend and now the manager wants to give the home faithful something back.

“It’s our last game before Christmas and we let our fans down the last time we were at home,” he said.

“We put on a bit of a show for 70 minutes and massively let ourselves down. I said before last weekend that we want to put things right and we want to continue to do that tomorrow.

“It’s alright doing it away from home but this weekend it should be a big attendance with Stockport bringing a lot of fans and I am hoping our supporters will come back for it.

“We will be looking to put on a show and try to do what we did at Nuneaton on Saturday with a bit more on top.

“Stockport are on a bit of a bad run and we just want to build on what we did at Nuneaton.

“But that was just one game and now we have to play probably the biggest club in the division so it is another challenge for us.”

Wright, meanwhile, is pleased with the way his squad is now shaping up after Paul Malone and Anton Brown returned to the starting line-up last Saturday.

“You only have to look at the bench last weekend to see how much stronger the squad looks,” the Steelmen boss, who has no new injury concerns, added.

“We were without Molly (Malone) for 10 months, Anton for three months and people forget that Greg Mills was out for a while as well and probably hasn’t been 100 per cent since.

“If you take three quality players out of any team then they will feel the effects.

“Molly and Anton coming back added two big characters and players to the squad and I think that showed at Nuneaton.”