Chris Plummer has urged Corby Town to focus solely on their games during the remainder of the Blue Square Bet North campaign.
The Steelmen take on second-placed Guiseley at Steel Park tonight (Wednesday) knowing they now have just a one-point advantage over third-from-bottom Colwyn Bay.
They followed up their weekend win over the Steelmen with a fine 2-1 success at play-off chasing Harrogate Town last night while Histon also gave their survival hopes a big boost with an impressive 3-0 victory over high-flying Brackley Town.
It has left Corby in a position where they really could do with a return of points from tonight’s clash with the promotion-chasing Lions.
But while many will be assessing the remaining fixtures and predicting what may or may not happen, the Corby manager is hoping his players will continue to concentrate on their own jobs.
“We can’t affect any other game involving the other teams down there,” Plummer said.
“Of course, they are important in terms of what happens at the end of the season but we can’t do anything about them.
“We have to concentrate on what is in front of us and we have to make sure we take control of our own destiny.
“We need to start picking up victories and that is all we are focused on.”
Few will fancy Corby’s chances of ending a run of seven games without a win tonight against a Guiseley side who are all-but guaranteed a play-off place, even though any title hopes seem to have disappeared with Chester continuing to run away with it.
But Plummer is backing his players to cause an upset of sorts.
“We certainly aren’t going out there to make up the numbers,” he said.
“Guiseley are a very good side and they proved that to us when we played up there, although I thought we were excellent that evening.
“If we are right at it like we were then and like we were for the first 60 minutes against Bishop’s Stortford then we have a chance of winning the game.”
Top scorer Josh Moreman is set to be fit for the clash having missed last weekend’s defeat at Colwyn Bay with a shin injury.
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