Steelmen boss Wright may have ‘cards to play’

Corby Town boss Tommy Wright
Corby Town boss Tommy Wright

Tommy Wright says he may have “a couple of cards to play” when it comes to potentially strengthening his Corby Town squad.

The Steelmen boss is preparing for tomorrow (Tuesday) night’s pre-season friendly at Harborough Town after watching his players draw 3-3 with a Wolverhampton Wanderers XI in a thrilling encounter at Steel Park on Saturday.

Former Steelman Jorrin John remains on Wright’s radar after featuring for half-an-hour at the weekend and he is set to be involved again at Bowdens Park tomorrow.

But the Corby boss insists nothing is likely to be confirmed until after his team have gone up against teams from Liverpool, PSV Eindhoven and Porto in next weekend’s much-anticipated Steel Park Cup.

“Nothing will be done until after the tournament at the weekend,” Wright said.

“Jorrin played 55 minutes at Oadby and another 30 on Saturday and he has done well, he is a good player.

“I possibly have a couple of cards to play so we will just have to see what happens.

“We want to get something done with him but it has to be right for both parties.”

As far as the clash with Wolves was concerned, Wright was delighted with what his team served up as their preparations for the Vanarama National League North campaign continued.

Ash Sammons grabbed his first goal for the club while Greg Mills and Kurtis Revan, with his fourth goal of pre-season so far, were also on target.

“It was a cracking game and, to be honest, if our fitness levels had been a bit higher and we could have kept our first-team players on there then we might have held on,” Wright added.

“The goals we conceded were preventable but we created so much and that was really good to see.

“It was great to see Ash Sammons get his goal and he scored it in exactly the way we expected.

“He will give us something we didn’t have last season and it was there for all to see with the run he made to get his goal.”