Chris Plummer has urged everyone at Corby Town to stick together as they face up to a relegation dogfight in the Blue Square Bet North.
The Steelmen suffered a crucial 1-0 defeat at third-from-bottom Colwyn Bay at the weekend – their sixth loss from the last seven matches.
With the bottom two, Hinckley United and Droylsden, seemingly doomed, it has left a number of teams desperately scrapping to ensure they are not left in the bottom three at the end of the season. And Plummer’s men look to have hit a bad patch at just the wrong time.
The Steelmen have another tough night ahead of them on Wednesday when second-placed Guiseley come to Steel Park.
But the Corby manager believes his side are capable of pulling off a much-needed victory and he has pleaded with the club’s fans to stand by their team at such a crucial stage of the campaign.
“It is important we stick together when we have difficult times and that goes for all the players and staff,” Plummer said.
“But, probably more importantly, it is crucial that the fans stick with the players when we are at home. We need them behind us.
“We know it won’t be easy again on Wednesday night because Guiseley have been right up there for most of the season.
“But, and I have said it time and again, we have proved that we can match the best teams in the division and we have to do it again on Wednesday.
“I certainly believe we can get something from the game. There is no point going into any game thinking you are going to get nothing from it. That certainly won’t our attitude.”
Plummer, meanwhile, has confirmed right-back Nathan Horne has left the club.
He said “We’ve decided that it’s best for Nathan to move on. He’s been struggling with a back injury for a while now and he’s recently started his own business so as found it difficult to juggle his work and football commitments.
“Going forward towards the end of the season it’s vital we have everyone fit and available and that just wasn’t the case with Nathan. We part on good terms on good terms and wish him all the best for the future.”