Corby have made a statement, says Wright

Steelmen joint-boss Tommy Wright
Steelmen joint-boss Tommy Wright

Tommy Wright believes Corby Town have “made a statement” in the last week.

The Steelmen followed their 2-0 success at Hitchin Town last weekend with a dramatic 2-1 victory at Hungerford Town on Tuesday night as Aman Verma’s late free-kick made it three away wins in a row.

Corby now find themselves in the top 10 of the Calor League Premier Division for the first time this season and they will be hoping to play their first home game of the year tomorrow (Saturday) with Frome Town due to be the visitors at Steel Park.

The weather, as it has done recently, could still have a say in whether that game goes ahead or not.

But joint-manager Wright, who has already stated that wants his team to aim for the play-off places in the second half of the season, believes the Corby fans will be “hungry” to watch their team after the recent exploits on the road.

“We have made a statement in the last couple of games,” Wright said.

“We have played two teams who were just above in the league at the time, we have beaten them and we have gone above them.

“Our aim was to be in the top 10 at the start of the new year, we are a month behind on that but we can also point to the fact that a lot of games have been postponed.

“Stan (fellow joint-boss Andrew Wilson) and I have built a group that we feel is our’s and hopefully that is the reason why it is now showing in the results.

“It has been frustrating with the weather because we want to get on a good run at home and hopefully all the work that has been done on the pitch will pay off soon.

“I am sure there are plenty of fans who feel our target of getting into the play-offs is ambitious but what has happened in the last three games just shows how quickly things can change.

“I am sure our supporters are hungry to come and watch us play and we will try to maintain our form as we try to encourage more fans to come back through the gates.”

Wright, meanwhile, has admitted he “would love” to see his younger brother Danny make himself a part of the future plans at Steel Park.

Danny Wright was named on the substitutes’ bench at Hungerford on Tuesday night and, while his brother, conceded it was “a favour” in midweek, the joint-manager has confirmed his sibling will be training with the Steelmen.

“Danny played for Stan at Harborough Town and he is a player I rate, and not just because he is my brother,” Tommy Wright added.

“He sat on the bench as more of a favour than anything else on Tuesday but he is coming to train with us. He quit football because he is starting a new job and getting married this year but I think he misses it.

“It is a case of wait and see with that but I would love for him to do well and join the group.”