Malone targets six points for Steelmen

Gary King could be about to return to Corby Town
Gary King could be about to return to Corby Town

Paul Malone believes six points from the next two games has to be the target for Corby Town.

The Steelmen are preparing to take on Solihull Moors at Steel Park tomorrow (Wednesday) night before heading to already-relegated Hinckley United on Saturday.

Chris Plummer’s side remain in the thick of the relegation dogfight in the Blue Square Bet North after they were beaten 2-0 at home by play-off chasing Harrogate Town at the weekend – a game which saw defender Malone used as a makeshift striker.

Malone is now looking ahead to what is shaping up to be a pivotal few days for the Steelmen and he believes they are capable of recording two victories that would give the league table a much healthier look.

“You can’t take anything for granted in this league,” Malone said.

“Everyone will probably look at the Hinckley game and say it is a given that we will go there and win.

“But they have nothing to lose and if we take them lightly then we will find ourselves in a bit of trouble. We certainly won’t be doing that.

“Solihull are in mid-table and will be looking to make sure they don’t get dragged into anything. They will make it very difficult for us.

“There is plenty of talk about what may or may not happen with others teams but the most important thing is that we concentrate on ourselves.

“If we go and win games then we won’t have to worry about anyone else. It is important we pick up results to keep other teams down there with us.

“It is a fine line in this division. If you get three or four wins in a row then you find yourselves moving up the table. That is the sort of run we have to try to get on.

“Our target for the next two games has to be six points and that’s what we will aim for. But if that isn’t possible, then we have to make sure we aren’t getting beaten.”

Plummer, meanwhile, looks set to try to fix the striking problem at Steel Park.

Reports in Lincolnshire have suggested Spalding United frontman Gary King is mulling over a deal from Corby, which would see him move on dual forms.

King played for the Steelmen towards the end of last season, scoring four goals in 14 appearances.