Corby chief Ingram in no rush as Rayment confirms talks

Pat Rayment has confirmed he has held talks over the vacant manager's job at Corby Town
Pat Rayment has confirmed he has held talks over the vacant manager's job at Corby Town

Kevin Ingram is determined to find the right man to lead Corby Town – no matter how long it takes.

The manager’s position at Steel Park remains vacant following Chris Plummer’s resignation just over a week ago after the Steelmen were soundly beaten in their first two Calor League Premier Division matches.

Mark Peters was appointed as interim manager in the wake of Plummer’s departure and has overseen a turnaround in fortunes as Corby drew 1-1 at Arlesey Town last Saturday before following that up with their first win of the season when Hinckley United were beaten 3-1 at Steel Park on Bank Holiday Monday.

Peters, who has already expressed his own interest in the permanent role, is set to remain in charge for the trip to St Albans City on Saturday while a home game with St Neots Town quickly follows on Wednesday.

Steelmen chairman Ingram insists the club will not rush into any decisions as they seek the right replacement for Plummer.

However, Spalding United manager and former Steelmen player and boss Pat Rayment has now confirmed he has held discussions over the position.

Rayment said: “It is no secret that I have spoken to Corby about the job.

“There are a lot of factors which will have to be taken into consideration, but if we reach a point where I’m offered the job I will have a massive decision to make.

“It is one which I will make quickly.”

Ingram, meanwhile, said: “It is not really a search for a new manager.

“We have not called, text or emailed anyone. Indeed, we have had in excess of 20 people getting in touch with us and showing an interest in applying for the role.

“We will be talking to a small selection of those people over the next couple of weeks.

“We are not going to rush into anything because we absolutely have to get this decision right.

“The process is pretty straightforward from our point of view. We will talk to people and then we will make the decision.

“In the meantime, Mark will continue in his caretaker role. He is in charge of the first team at the moment and he has done well to help turn things around.”