Corby boss Wright wary after Chorley’s early struggles

Corby Town frontman Greg Mills can become the best player in the Vanarama National League North, according to manager Tommy Wright
Corby Town frontman Greg Mills can become the best player in the Vanarama National League North, according to manager Tommy Wright

Tommy Wright knows Chorley will be keen to “put things right” when they come to Corby Town tomorrow (Saturday).

The Magpies, who are managed by former Crystal Palace and Blackburn Rovers striker Matt Jansen, have suffered two successive defeats and sit at the foot of the early standings in the Vanarama National League North.

The newly-promoted Steelmen, however, have enjoyed a fine start as the 2-2 draw at Curzon Ashton last weekend was followed by an impressive 3-1 victory over Gloucester City at Steel Park on Wednesday.

Wright’s side haven’t been beaten on their own ground in a competitive fixture since the end of November.

He fully expects that record to be tested again this weekend, although he insists Corby’s approach won’t change.

The Steelmen boss said: “They (Chorley) have lost two games on the spin and are bottom of the table.

“I am sure they will be coming here, I would imagine, off an absolute pounding from Matt.

“He would have drilled them immensely off the back of those two results and they will be coming here to try to put things right.

“We give our boys little targets and the incentive for Wednesday was that if they won, they went sixth.

“Now we go into Saturday and it is another game. But we won’t change our plan, we will stick to the same and go again.”

Wright, meanwhile, believes Greg Mills is capable of being “the best player in the division” this season.

The frontman looks to have trimmed over the summer and showed off his electric pace on Wednesday night as he gave the Gloucester defence a torrid evening while also scoring and missing a penalty during the win.

Wright joked: “We just begged Millsy to be fair, we just said stay out of McDonald’s all summer! He’s done that and said he went to Burger King instead!

“Seriously though, he has worked hard. We don’t need to stand here and speak about how highly we rate Greg. He can be the best player in this division if he wants to be.

“He is a massive asset to the club. We love coaching and managing him and he loves being here, the fans love him.”