Corby Town head to Solihull Moors tonight with both teams looking to hit straight back after opening-day defeats in the Blue Square Bet North.
After enjoying an unbeaten pre-season programme, the Steelmen suffered a 1-0 home loss to Vauxhall Motors at Steel Park at the weekend while Solihull were beaten 3-1 at Colwyn Bay.
And while he was disappointed to see his team beaten on the first day, Corby boss Ian Sampson believes there are positives his side can take into tonight’s clash at Damson Park.
“You never want to get beaten on the first day but what’s done is done,” Sampson said.
“Looking back, there were positives we can reflect on.
“We had lots of possession and we kept the ball reasonably well.
“Our problem was that we lacked quality in the final third, especially with the final ball. That is an area we must work on.
“Solihull are in a similar situation after they got beaten on the first day as well.
“I am sure they will be as keen as us to get off the mark.
“The most important thing is making sure we get some points on the board as quickly as possible. Hopefully that will happen tonight.”
Sampson has no injury concerns coming out of the weekend meaning the only absentee will be striker Ricky Miller who serves the last match of a ban.