Wright wary of a ‘dangerous fixture’ for Steelmen

Steelmen boss Tommy Wright
Steelmen boss Tommy Wright

Corby Town boss Tommy Wright has described tonight’s (Wednesday) clash with Arlesey Town at Steel Park as a “dangerous fixture”.

The Steelmen head into the game on the back of an unbeaten start to the Southern League Premier Division campaign after two victories were followed by a 0-0 draw at Cirencester Town last weekend.

And while Arlesey have suffered back-to-back defeats after an opening-day success over Dorchester Town, Wright has urged his players to take nothing for granted.

Tonight’s game is followed by a bank holiday double-header with a trip to Chesham United on Saturday and a home clash with title favourites St Neots Town on Monday afternoon.

But Wright wants his team to focus solely on the job at hand as they look to continue an encouraging start to the season.

“Arlesey will probably feel they have had a disappointing start but I think that just makes it a dangerous fixture for us,” the Steelmen boss said.

“Our players have had it drilled into them how important our home form is and half of them will know from last season that Arlesey are a very capable side.

“We will take nothing for granted, league positions mean nothing at this time of year.

“I have made it clear to the lads that while we are pleased with our start, it is only a start. We have to keep our feet on the ground.

“We have a busy spell coming up with the bank holiday weekend but I don’t want anyone looking any further ahead than tonight.

“Another good result will set us up nicely for two games at the weekend and that is all I want to focus on.”

Wright is set to name an unchanged squad for tonight’s clash with Cleveland Taylor (personal reasons) due to return for the weekend.