Bosses show their trust as Steelmen take a break

Andrew Wilson
Andrew Wilson

While the rest of the football world gets ready for the traditional Boxing Day battles today, the Corby Town players are set to enjoy a bit of time off.

The Steelmen find themselves in an unusual situation with no game this afternoon as they were due to travel to Hinckley United in the Calor League Premier Division.

That fixture was removed from the calendar after the Knitters went out of business earlier in the campaign.

It means Corby and their joint-managers Andrew Wilson and Tommy Wright have a clear run to prepare for Saturday’s clash with leaders Hemel Hempstead Town at Steel Park.

And Wilson is hoping a bit of welcome time off with their families over the festive period will have the desired effect at the weekend.

“It is a strange one for us all to not have a game on Boxing Day,” Wilson said.

“But that is the way things have worked out.

“For me, Boxing Day has traditionally been a day to spend with the family and, as the opportunity is there, I think it would be good for all of us to treat it as such.

“We pride ourselves on being professional and preparing properly and if there is a chance for the lads to spend a bit more time with their loved ones then we should give them it.

“We will trust them to watch what they eat as well as making sure they are ready for the weekend.

“We did a similar thing when we beat Colwyn Bay in the FA Cup.

“We gave them the following Monday off ahead of the game at St Neots and they won that night as well.

“We trust the boys to be sensible and hopefully they will repay us with another good performance and result on Saturday.”

The Steelmen are currently unbeaten in five league matches following a 4-2 success over Banbury United, which was then followed by the home game against Poole Town being called off due to a waterlogged pitch at Steel Park.