Steelmen players paid their outstanding wages

Corby Town joint-manager Tommy Wright
Corby Town joint-manager Tommy Wright

Joint-manager Tommy Wright has confirmed the Corby Town players have now been paid the wages that were owed to them.

It was revealed last week that the club had fallen behind in paying the squad due to cashflow problems.

That news came in the aftermath of a statement being sent out by the town’s Conservative Party, which revealed details of a dispute between the club and Corby Borough Council over funding and the need to build a state-of-the-art sports pavilion at Steel Park.

The Steelmen players were involved in a meeting with chairman Kevin Ingram following the 2-0 victory over St Albans City last Wednesday.

They all agreed to play on in the 2-1 defeat at second-placed Chesham United in the Calor League Premier Division at the weekend and Wright has now confirmed that the issues from the squad’s point of view have been resolved.

“The players have been paid and there are now no issues from their point of view,” Wright said.

“It is good news and it means we can focus on a very big home game against Stourbridge on Saturday without the off-field issues affecting us.

“I am sure the chairman will be doing what he has to do as far as the dispute with the council is concerned.

“But we will continue to distance ourselves from that. There is not much we can do about it so we will just concentrate on the football and look to get an important win under our belts.”

Stourbridge currently sit in the final play-off place with the Steelmen eight points adrift of them with a game in hand, making the weekend clash a crucial one if they are to keep their faint hopes of reaching the play-offs alive.

Don’t miss a full preview of this Saturday’s game in Thursday’s Corby Telegraph