Tommy Wright is hoping the Corby Town fans will come out in force to cheer on their table-topping side against St Neots Town at Steel Park today (Monday, 3pm).
The unbeaten Steelmen moved to the summit in the Southern League Premier Division thanks to a 1-0 success at Chesham United on Saturday, courtesy of Shane Byrne’s second-half goal.
They are now gearing up to take on the pre-season title favourites in a bank holiday showdown.
And Wright believes both sides are capable of serving up a treat for the paying public.
The Steelmen boss said: “I think they respect us. They know all about Corby Town from last season.
“They have good players and I like the way they play their football.
“I really think it could be a very good game between two decent sides and I think it will be a game for the fans.
“We are delighted with the way we have started the season and hopefully there will be a big crowd on hand to watch us.”
Wright, meanwhile, was pleased to see Spencer Weir-Daley return to match action at the weekend.
The summer signing from Boston United came off the substitutes’ bench in the latter stages for his first appearance since suffering a shoulder injury during pre-season.
But Wright insists Corby will stay cautious when it comes to the striker, who may have to settle for a place on the bench again today.
“Spencer was warming up on Saturday and, for the first time, he looked at me and said he was ready,” Wright added.
“That was what I had been waiting for. He’s played the game long enough to know when his body is ready.
“Whether he is ready to be thrown in from the start is a different matter, it may be too soon.
“But he is back and he is really keen to make his mark. The sooner we can get him scoring goals the better and it will give everyone another boost.”