Steelmen must ‘refocus’ for Stourbridge clash

Ben Milnes is expected to be passed fit for Corby Town's clash with Stourbridge tonight
Ben Milnes is expected to be passed fit for Corby Town's clash with Stourbridge tonight

Tommy Wright has urged his Corby Town players to “refocus” as they look to maintain their unbeaten home record tonight (Wednesday).

The Steelmen head into their clash with Stourbridge at Steel Park on the back of two successive defeats, which have left them struggling at the wrong end of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division.

Wright’s team have suffered five successive losses on the road but their form on their own ground has been encouraging with their last outing at Steel Park bringing with it their only win of the season so far when they beat Blyth Spartans 4-3.

But the manager was bitterly disappointed with last weekend’s 2-1 loss at Warrington Town and he believes his players will have a “point to prove” tonight.

“There’s obviously a dramatic difference between our home form and away form,” Wright said.

“But we can only deal with the here and now and we have to focus on Stourbridge before anything else.

“The lads seem to be enjoying playing at home but we take to the pitch tonight with a massive point to prove.

“They came in on Monday for extra training and a team meeting and then I sent them to Lodge Park Academy to do a bit of community work.

“We really need to refocus. I thought we had turned a corner with the win over Blyth but after taking that step forward, we took two back with losses away from home.

“I am sure Stourbridge will come here confident that they can ruin the party.

“From our point of view, I think we have only been at 60 per cent in the last two games and we have to be in the 80s and 90s if we are to start getting good results on a regular basis.”

The Steelmen will be without Duran Martin who is on international duty with Antigua.

But Wright expects to have an otherwise full-strength squad to choose from with Reece Webb (Achilles) and Ben Milnes (calf) set to be passed fit for tonight’s clash.