Peters to stay in charge for Steelmen’s FA Cup clash

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

Mark Peters will take charge of Corby Town again when they face Barwell in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

Peters has been in control of first-team affairs at Steel Park since Chris Plummer resigned after just two games of the Calor League Premier Division season just under three weeks ago.

The Steelmen have begun the process of finding their next permanent manager with Peters admitting he would like the opportunity to take on the job.

But it seems he will be in the caretaker charge for at least one more match having overseen a fine turnaround in form for Corby, which continued at the weekend as Tom Berwick’s six-minute hat-trick sealed a 3-1 success over Bashley.

Peters said: “I have been asked to take charge of the game next Saturday.

“We have done what we can in the league and it will be good for the lads to have a change of focus.

“It is a massive game for the club and it is always a very special time when the FA Cup gets under way for any team.

“We have a full week to prepare for it. It will be good to get the lads in for a couple of training sessions so we can work on one or two things.

“We will see what happens as far as the manager’s position after next weekend. But we have stayed focused on our matches so far and we will do the same again for Saturday.”