Let’s stay top and keep up the pressure, says Corby boss Wright

Tommy Wright takes his table-topping Corby Town side to Histon today
Tommy Wright takes his table-topping Corby Town side to Histon today

Tommy Wright wants Corby Town to try to stay on top of the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division today (Monday) and pile the pressure on title rivals Poole Town.

The Steelmen make the short bank holiday trip to Histon this afternoon (3pm) having returned to the summit at the weekend.

Wright’s men continued their superb run of form in the league, which has seen them beaten just twice in the last 22 matches, with a 3-1 success at Bideford.

And that, coupled with a surprise 1-0 defeat for Poole at Chippenham Town, was enough to send Corby two points clear.

Poole still have three games in hand, the first of which is at Cirencester Town on Wednesday after they take on Dorchester Town today.

And boss Wright simply wants his team to get another job done today before Poole get their chance to take advantage of their games in hand.

“Our aim over this weekend was to try to ensure that we finish in the top two and we are on course for that, which is pleasing,” the Corby manager said.

“We have to go again and by no means will it be an easy game against Histon.

“They have some very good, young and hungry players there and they have a manager who will make it very hard for us.

“We will have to go there and perform very well if we are to get another victory.

“But we just have to do our bit. We need to win the game and ensure we stay top of the table.

“We need to make sure we put the pressure on Poole before they go into their games in hand.

“They have some tricky games left and if we can put the points on the board then you never know what will happen. There is plenty to play for.”

Wright, meanwhile, believes 17-year-old goalkeeper Sam Donkin has given him “food for thought” when it comes to selecting his team for this afternoon’s clash.

The youngster made his league debut at Bideford with Paul Walker serving a one-match ban.

And Donkin’s display left Wright impressed as he conceded he has selection dilemmas to deal with.

“Sam is really mature and he acts and prepares in a manner that is beyond his years,” the Steelmen boss said.

“His distribution was spot on, he is a really good goalkeeper.

“We are fortunate in that we have two very good goalkeepers and Sam has definitely given me food for thought in that position.

“We have competition for places all the way through the squad, which is what we want.

“We didn’t pick up any new injuries so it means there will be a few selection dilemmas for me again.”

Don’t miss full coverage of the Steelmen’s clash at Histon on this website and reaction in Thursday’s Corby Telegraph