Peters happy to take control of Steelmen again

Mark Peters will take charge of Corby Town again this weekend
Mark Peters will take charge of Corby Town again this weekend

Mark Peters will take charge of Corby Town again when they head to St Albans City in the Calor League Premier Division tomorrow (Saturday).

The caretaker-manager oversaw a good bank holiday weekend for the Steelmen as they followed up a 1-1 draw at Arlesey Town with a 3-1 home success over Hinckley United – their first win of the season.

Chairman Kevin Ingram asked Peters to take control of first-team affairs in the wake of Chris Plummer’s resignation just over a week ago as the process to find a new permanent manager gets under way.

Spalding United boss Pat Rayment has already confirmed he has held discussions about the vacant position while Peters himself has reiterated his desire to take the job on himself.

But the caretaker-boss insists his sole focus is on making sure the Corby squad are ready for tomorrow’s clash.

“Kevin has asked me to take the next game and that is all that has been said at the moment,” Peters said.

“He has told me he doesn’t want to make any rash decisions so I am in charge again this weekend.

“So we will go out there, do our best and see if we can get another positive result.

“Obviously, there are restrictions to what I can do while it is still a caretaker role but what we have changed so far seems to have worked.

“The players are believing in themselves and that is half the battle. They have the ability, it is just a matter of making sure they use it in the right way.

“We will certainly give it a good go against St Albans and try to come back with some points.”

Peters, meanwhile, insists he will talk to Ingram about his own desire to become the next permanent manager.

“At the moment, the bigger issue is making sure everything is ready for another big game,” he added.

“But I am sure I will speak to Kevin about it. I have made it clear that I want the job and I think I am more than capable of doing it. I will certainly be telling the chairman that.”