Peters takes interim control at Corby

Corby Town chairman Kevin Ingram
Corby Town chairman Kevin Ingram

Mark Peters has been appointed as interim manager of Corby Town following the resignation of Chris Plummer.

Plummer tendered his resignation following Tuesday night’s 6-0 drubbing at the hands of Hemel Hempstead in the Calor League Premier Division, which came after the Steelmen had lost 3-0 to Burnham at Steel Park on the first day of the season.

Corby chairman Kevin Ingram released a statement this morning in which he confirmed Plummer’s assistant-manager Peters, who is also in charge of the youth set-up, would take charge until after the Bank Holiday Monday clash with Hinckley United at Steel Park.

And Ingram also revealed he will hold an “in the chair” session with fans after Monday’s game.

In the statement, Ingram said: “Forrest Gump once said ‘life is like a box of chocolates’. How right he was and last night’s performance off the back of several other unconvincing displays proves to me that football is also a proverbial box of chocolates.

“Following the comprehensive loss to Hemel, manager Chris Plummer tendered his resignation and I have accepted it.

“Chris is a gentleman and is very proud about everything he does and he knows that our performances are simply not good enough.

“To lose a manager after just two games of the new season is clearly not a good strategy. However, we will pick ourselves up and get on with it.

“In the interim, I have asked Mark Peters to take charge of team affairs until after Monday’s game against Hinckley.

“Gerry Reilly and I will be sitting down over the next few days to determine a course of action and we will make the right decision in the best interest of the football club. We will not be rushed as clearly this is now a massive decision.

“I would encourage all Corby Town supporters, as difficult as it is, not to be negative. We all know that this has not been good enough and we must improve and, believe me, the players are devastated after the opening two results.

“The best way to help the club is to turn up and get behind the team and the next opportunity to do so will be on Monday against Hinckley.

“Regardless of what happens over the next few days I will make myself available after Mondays game against Hinckley for an ‘in the chair’ session with supporters in the bar at 5.30pm.

“Please keep the faith and remain positive.”