Plummer: The time was right to go

Chris Plummer
Chris Plummer

Chris Plummer insists now was the right time for him to leave Corby Town after he resigned as manager.

The now former Steelmen boss tendered his resignation following Tuesday’s 6-0 hammering at Hemel Hempstead Town, which came hot on the heels of a 3-0 home defeat to Burnham on the opening day of the Calor League Premier Division.

Plummer took over as manager after the first five games of last season, which were all lost as Ian Sampson decided to leave his role.

Despite a good start to his reign, the Conference North campaign ended in relegation and Plummer stayed on at Steel Park to build a new-look squad.

But after two poor displays a results, he admitted the time was right for him to depart.

“I woke up this morning and didn’t regret the decision I made,” the former Corby manager said.

“Things have not been ideal at the club but I am sure they will get there in the end. The foundations are there for it to become a fine non-League club.

“But it’s obvious the results were not good enough. They haven’t been acceptable to me in terms of what I expect and they certainly haven’t been good enough for the fans and those people who love the club so much.

“I just felt that after the defeat at Hemel, it was the right time.

“It wasn’t a knee-jerk reaction. It had gone through my head after Saturday because that came after the pre-season game against Bishop’s Stortford, which was hugely disappointing.

“I think I did what I could to try to improve it but it didn’t pan out how I wanted and I felt that resigning and giving the reins to someone else was the right thing to do.”

Plummer’s assistant, Mark Peters, has taken interim control of the Corby first team for the bank holiday double-header, which sees the Steelmen travel to Arlesey Town on Saturday before taking on Hinckley United at Steel Park on Monday.

More reaction from Chris Plummer and Mark Peters in Thursday’s Northamptonshire Telegraph