Mills keen to keep Corby’s spirits up

Corby Town boss Gary Mills and assistant-manager David Bell
Corby Town boss Gary Mills and assistant-manager David Bell

Gary Mills is determined to ensure the Corby Town players don’t feel sorry for themselves as the build-up to next weekend’s home clash with Whitby Town gets under way.

The Steelmen’s hopes of surviving the drop in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division suffered another setback at the weekend as they conceded two late goals to slip to a 3-1 defeat at Ashton United.

Corby remain just above the drop-zone on goal difference from Sutton Coldfield Town, who play their game in hand at Mickleover Sports tomorrow (Tuesday) night.

But regardless of what happens in that game, Mills just wants his players to keep their spirits up as they head into the final four matches of the season that will decide their fate.

“The boys don’t like losing games of football and they were gutted after Saturday,” Mills said.

“But we don’t have time to feel sorry for ourselves. We will remain positive and give it everything in the last four games.

“We have two training sessions this week and we will keep the spirits up and be ready to go into an important home game next weekend.”

Mills, meanwhile, admits his squad is being “tested” at present.

Miles Smith remains on the sidelines with a hamstring problem while Aaron Brown missed the weekend loss due to personal reasons, forcing the manager to name himself on the bench.

He added: “We had Miles missing again and Aaron was away for family reasons and with Stefan Moore leaving, it means the squad is being tested.

“But we will get on with it and keep going right up until the end.”