New Steelmen boss Plummer keen to prove himself

New Corby Town boss Chris Plummer

New Corby Town boss Chris Plummer

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Chris Plummer is hoping he can prove himself as a Blue Square Bet North manager.

Plummer is currently preparing for his first game as the new permanent boss at Corby Town after his appointment was confirmed earlier this week.

Having previously been in charge at UCL Premier Division side Peterborough Northern Star, Plummer arrived at Steel Park in the summer as assistant to Ian Sampson.

But Sampson resigned following the 5-4 defeat to Bradford Park Avenue – the club’s fifth successive defeat – and Plummer guided the Steelmen to their first win of the season in his only game as caretaker-manager as they claimed a 3-2 success at Workington last week.

Chairman Kevin Ingram wasted little time in handing the reigns to Plummer on a permanent basis ahead of tomorrow’s home clash with Colwyn Bay.

And Plummer believes this is an “exciting time” for him.

“I am really pleased to have got the job,” he said.

“It is a very good opportunity for me. It is a good club.

“I have managed at a lower level but I am an ambitious guy.

“It is a chance for me to prove myself at this level and I am looking forward to it.

“It is an exciting time for me on a personal level.”

Plummer, meanwhile, insists he will always be looking to improve the playing squad at Steel Park.

But he insists he won’t need to rush into changes if the current players continue to perform how they did at Workington last weekend.

“It’s always a bit of a grey area when you are in a caretaker role because you can’t really start planning or looking at the squad,” he added.

“It is also difficult when you are talking to potential signings for the football club.

“I think you are always looking to improve the squad but it’s obviously not as easy as it sounds to bring players in.

“The truth is the players produced an excellent response at Workington last week and as long as they keep to that sort of standard then we won’t need to rush into changes.”