Plummer: Steelmen are in for a tough test at Histon

Corby Town boss Chris Plummer
Corby Town boss Chris Plummer
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Chris Plummer is expecting a tough examination when Corby Town head to Blue Square Bet North rivals Histon in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup tomorrow (Saturday).

The Steelmen make the short trip into Cambridgeshire on the back of an excellent 5-0 home success over Droylsden on Wednesday – a result that saw Plummer’s side move out of the bottom three and into 16th place.

Histon, who lost at high-flying Brackley Town on Tuesday, are one of those teams that now occupy a bottom three place.

And, while Plummer is feeling confident about his teams chances at the weekend, he knows they can expect a real test.

“I watched Histon on Tuesday and they put in a good performance against Brackley, who are going really well,” the Steelmen boss said.

“It is going to be tough but all the games are tough at this level.

“But I am confident we can go there and win the tie.”

Wednesday’s win made it three home victories in a row for Plummer since he took over as manager at Steel Park.

And he is hoping that shows that his players have dispelled the myth over the Steelmen’s poor home form over the last year or so.

“That is three wins on the spin at home and we are out of the bottom three, which is massive for us,” he added.

“People have been talking about the home form and how bad it has been but I just said to the lads that none of us were here last season.

“It is a fresh start and we now have three in a row. There are still improvements we can make but on the whole, I am very pleased. We just have to keep building.”