Wright wants Weymouth to win the big one but his focus is on Corby

Tommy Wright knows what happens in the clash between high-flying rivals Poole and Weymouth will mean little unless his Corby Town team return to winning ways at Slough Town
Tommy Wright knows what happens in the clash between high-flying rivals Poole and Weymouth will mean little unless his Corby Town team return to winning ways at Slough Town
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Tommy Wright is fully focused on ensuring Corby Town return to winning ways at Slough Town this weekend.

But the Steelmen boss is well aware of the big clash in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division, which could have a massive bearing on his side’s own title chances.

Leaders Weymouth, who are six points clear of Corby from the same number of games played, travel to second-placed Poole Town, who are just a point behind the table-toppers but have three games in hand on them and the Steelmen.

Corby manager Wright has already admitted he believes the title is Poole’s to lose and, with the fixtures that remain, he is hoping Weymouth win the big one at the weekend.

However, Wright is well aware that all of it will be “irrelevant” unless Corby bounce back with a victory after their 10-match unbeaten run was ended in a 1-0 defeat at Paulton Rovers.

“I am glad Weymouth are going into it in a bit of form because it will take a good side to beat Poole,” he said.

“From our point of view, I hope Weymouth win. We are six points behind them from level games and we have to play them twice.

“I have said it is Poole’s title to lose and if they win their games in hand then it would put them 14 clear of us. We can’t affect what they do until we go there on the last day of the season.

“So I hope Weymouth win because if they do, there’s still a chance we could catch them.

“But we say all this knowing that if we don’t do our bit then it’s totally irrelevant.

“You base everything off the fact that we will win our matches and that’s what we must focus on.

“It really is a case of looking after ourselves, although I am sure our fans will have an eye on what happens in that one on Saturday.”

Stephan Morley is set to make his debut after the left-back joined from Leamington yesterday.

Herve Pepe-N’goma is set to continue at centre-half as Edi Appleton serves the last of a two-match ban while Jamie Anton has joined Holbeach United on loan.

The Steelmen, meanwhile, have confirmed they will appeal the decision of the Southern League’s board that their abandoned match at Truro City must be replayed in full.

Corby led 2-1 in Cornwall with four minutes of normal time left when the floodlights failed. The match was abandoned despite the Steelmen claiming there was sufficient daylight remaining for the game to be completed.

The Southern League made their ruling late last week but, after a board meeting on Monday, the Steelmen will now be lodging an appeal against the decision.