Plummer expecting “sterner test” for Steelmen at Gainsborough

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Chris Plummer expects Corby Town to be handed a “much sterner test” when they resume their Blue Square Bet North campaign at Gainsborough Trinity tomorrow.

The Steelmen head to Lincolnshire on the back of three wins in four matches since Plummer took over as manager with the latest being a 3-2 victory over Leamington in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup.

But league points remain very much a priority for Corby as they still sit in the bottom three after a disastrous start that saw them lose their first five matches – a run that ended in Ian Sampson handing in his resignation.

And Plummer has now called on his team show the “belief” that they can pick up points against teams higher up in the table.

“It has gone okay since I have been in charge,” he said.

“But, with all due respect, the games we have won have been against teams in the lower half of the table and last weekend we beat a side from a lower level.

“We are in for a much sterner test at Gainsborough.

“They are in mid-table but we have to show the confidence and belief when we go to these clubs. We have to believe we can get results against them.

“We have had a look at Gainsborough and they will be big and physical. We will have to go there and deal with that.

“But if we can put our own game together then we will have a chance of picking up a positive result.”