Enforced break can help the Steelmen, says returning Carvalho

Wilson Carvalho believes an enforced break is good thing for out-of-form Corby Town
Wilson Carvalho believes an enforced break is good thing for out-of-form Corby Town

If Wilson Carvalho wasn’t aware of the size of the task in front of him after his return to Corby Town, he certainly knows what it is now.

The confirmation of the winger’s return to Steel Park last week was met with much delight from the Corby fans.

But the good feeling didn’t last long as the Steelmen were thrashed 5-0 at North Ferriby United on Saturday to make it 10 games without a win.

The latest setback has left Corby hovering just above the bottom three in the Vanarama National League North and prompted an angry Wright to insist there will be changes over the next week or so.

The Steelmen have an enforced break this weekend following their early exit from the FA Cup and return to action with a home clash against second-placed AFC Fylde a week tomorrow.

And Carvalho, who hit 13 goals in all competitions to be a key part of last season’s title-winning squad, believes the enforced break will be no bad thing.

He said: “It is tricky times and we have to make sure we put it right. We can’t be accepting defeats like that (at North Ferriby).

“It’s not down to a lack of ability or talent on the pitch because we have got pretty much the same squad as last season. Whatever the problem is, we must sort it.

“I think this break is going to do us the world of good.

“We have got a lot of time on the training ground, it gives the players a chance to reflect and it gives the manager time to do whatever he feels needs doing to the squad.

“Football is a strange game and we could win three games on the bounce and the table would look a lot different.

“It is still fairly early and the run of form we went on last season shows that things can turn around quickly.

“We just have to make sure we put things right and make sure we are ready for a week on Saturday.”

Carvalho chose not to sign a new deal with Corby in the summer as he went in search of a move to a higher level.

After trials with Hearts and Yeovil Town, he eventually signed for Braintree Town and then moved to Canvey Island on a dual registration.

But he was happy to get the call from Wright and was delighted to be reunited with the majority of last season’s team-mates.

“Tommy wanted to keep me and there was a big part of me that wanted to stay,” he added.

“But there were other things to consider and I wanted to see if I could get a move to a higher level because some clubs had shown an interest.

“Tommy always stayed in touch and when the option of coming back to Corby came about again, I was pleased.

“It’s been great being back with the boys. I missed them a lot and now we have a big job to do again.”