Peters to carry on as Corby prepare for St Neots

Corby Town caretaker-manager Mark Peters
Corby Town caretaker-manager Mark Peters

Mark Peters is set to continue in his caretaker-manager role at Corby Town for at least a few more days.

Peters took control of the Steelmen squad in the wake of Chris Plummer’s resignation almost two weeks ago and suffered his first defeat at the weekend as a late goal sent Corby to a 1-0 defeat at St Albans City in the Calor League Premier Division.

But they are straight back into action on Wednesday night when they take on St Neots Town at Steel Park.

And Peters has confirmed he will be be preparing the squad for the game, although he admitted there are concerns over squad numbers after some injuries were picked up at the weekend.

“We have to try to bounce back but we have picked up a few injuries in key areas,” Peters said.

“The physio will have some work to do to try to get some of the lads patched up and on the pitch.

“It’s difficult because we don’t want to be in a situation where we get someone to play and then they are out for two or three weeks because of it.

“But the squad is very light in numbers so we will have to have a look at it in training and see what we can do.

“I have spoken to the chairman (Kevin Ingram) since Saturday but that was mainly about the game. Clearly, he has his ideas of what we wants to do and the timescale for it.

“All I can do is support him in that and keep on preparing the lads for the next game. It is hard and there is no doubt that when the decision is made on the next manager, there will be a lot of work to do.”

Peters, meanwhile, admitted Saturday’s defeat was “devastating” for his team as they conceded two minutes from full-time having performed well, particularly in the second half.

“St Albans are a good side and the passed the ball around very well in the first half,” Peters, who has already confirmed his interest in taking on the permanent job, added.

“It was enough to make us change our system and when we did that we got into the game and played pretty well.

“The stats at the end of the game showed we had seven attempts on target and they had one, unfortunately they scored with it.

“It was devastating for the lads because there were some excellent performances, particularly from the defenders.

“The work rate was outstanding and I really couldn’t have asked for much more than they gave me. We just have to make sure we bounce back on Wednesday.”