Steelmen’s season won’t just peter out, says Wilson

Andrew Wilson insists Corby Town will not allow their season to peter out as they get ready to host Bideford
Andrew Wilson insists Corby Town will not allow their season to peter out as they get ready to host Bideford

Joint-manager Andrew Wilson insists there is no way he will allow Corby Town’s Calor League Premier Division campaign to simply peter out over the next two months.

With their hopes of claiming a play-off place beginning to fade following last weekend’s 3-1 defeat at Poole Town, the Steelmen are currently preparing to take on another of the top-five contenders Bideford at Steel Park tomorrow (Saturday).

But anyone who thinks there is little to play for in the remainder of the season is sorely mistaken, according to joint-boss Wilson.

He said: “We are going to concentrate on winning as many games as we can and see where that gets us.

“If it turns out that the play-off places prove to be too far away then the lads will be playing for deals for next season.

“There is no way we are going to allow the season to peter out.”

Wilson, meanwhile, is hoping both he and fellow manager Tommy Wright can restore some confidence into their players in a bid to get them playing their brand of football right from the start at the weekend.

The Steelmen found themselves 3-0 down after just 46 minutes at Poole last Saturday before finishing the game strongly as Claudiu Hoban grabbed his fifth goal in two games.

Wilson added: “We have looked at the DVD and it was exactly as it felt at the time.

“We gifted them their goals and it wasn’t until the third went in just after half-time that we started to get the ball down and play the sort of football we are capable of.

“The game was lost and the pressure was off so while it was pleasing that we didn’t just give up, we have to look at why we didn’t play like that from the start.

“The lads didn’t seem to have the confidence to pass from the back and through the thirds like we have done when we have been at our best.

“We will speak to the boys and see what the problem was and then look to restore that confidence in them to ensure there is no repeat of it.”

The Steelmen, meanwhile, will be hoping that Wright (neck), Aman Verma (hip) and Sam Ives (knee) are passed fit for the clash as all three are struggling with injuries.