Steelmen 'raring to go' for their big FA Cup date

The Corby Town players are hoping to upset higher-ranked opposition in the form of Alvechurch in the second qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup this weekend
The Corby Town players are hoping to upset higher-ranked opposition in the form of Alvechurch in the second qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup this weekend

Ashley Robinson insists the Corby Town players are “raring to go” as they bid to upset higher-ranked opposition in the second qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup this weekend.

The Steelmen have enjoyed a superb start to the season and are unbeaten in the Evo-Stik League South Division One Central.

That run was extended after a stunning 8-1 success at North Leigh last weekend, a win that moved them into second place.

But the focus is now back on the FA Cup as Corby prepare for a trip to Premier Division Central outfit Alvechurch.

The Steelmen squad is bursting with confidence at the present time and assistant-manager Robinson believes this weekend gives the players an opportunity to express themselves.

“We have hit the ground running,” he said.

“And it is important that we play the same way against every team we come up against.

“We have nothing to fear and everyone in our changing-room firmly believes we have a good chance tomorrow (Saturday).

“It’s a good opportunity to express ourselves and let people, who may not have seen us, have a good look at what we are trying to do.

“We are not going to rest on our laurels, we want to move forward and this game is a real test for us to see where we are.”

A good run in the FA Cup has been most welcome at Steel Park this season after a poor return in the competition in recent years.

And Robinson added: “The FA Cup is special and we all know that Corby’s recent record hasn’t been good.

“So to get through two rounds and then have this opportunity in front of us is great for the players and the club as a whole.

“If we could get a result, people will call it an upset but we don’t fear anyone.

“The players are raring to go and there is real belief in the squad.”