Fixture build-up not concerning Wilson just yet

Corby Town co-manager Andrew Wilson
Corby Town co-manager Andrew Wilson

Corby Town co-manager Andrew Wilson isn’t too worried about the backlog of fixtures that the Steelmen are building up.

The postponement of their Calor League Premier Division encounter with Bedford Town at the New Eyrie was the latest on their list to be ruined by a waterlogged pitch.

There have been problems at Steel Park for a number of weeks with Wednesday’s clash against St Albans already looking to be in doubt.

It will mean that, come the tail end of the campaign, the Steelmen will have a crowded schedule but Wilson said that it isn’t an issue at the moment.

He commented: “There is standing water on our pitch and if this rain continues then I can’t see anything other than another postponement.

“At the end of the season we could have two or three games a week which isn’t too bad but if it gets beyond that and we’re trying to cram four a week in then that will be a different matter altogether.

“We’re used to playing Saturday and then midweek and three for a length of time will test us but we can’t worry about that just yet because everyone else is having games called off at the minute.”

As for Saturday’s cancellation, Wilson wasn’t too downhearted.

He said: “Their (Bedford) pitch has been pretty good and there wasn’t an inspection planned yesterday.

“It’s just one of those things you have to deal with and I think that about 80 per cent of games elsewhere went the same way.

“The most disappointing thing from our perspective is that we’d prepared well as we always do and were really looking forward to getting out there.”