Steelmen to make changes for Cogenhoe clash

Corby Town joint-boss Tommy Wright
Corby Town joint-boss Tommy Wright

Corby Town joint-manager Tommy Wright has confirmed there will be a number of changes to the starting line-up when they head to UCL Premier Division side Cogenhoe United in the quarter-finals of the NFA Hillier Senior Cup tonight (Tuesday).

But Wright insists it will still be a “strong side” that will take the field at Compton Park as the Steelmen, the current holders of the Hillier Cup, look to book themselves a semi-final date with Long Buckby.

The Steelmen made a quick return to winning ways in the Calor League Premier Division at the weekend as Wright scored twice in the 3-1 success at Frome Town.

And, with a home clash with Chippenham Town coming up at the weekend, Wright has confirmed some members of the first-team squad will be rested this evening.

“It will still be a very strong 11 that goes out there,” Wright said.

“The game gives us an opportunity to put 90 minutes into the likes of Josh Carpenter and Harry May, who was great for us when he came on at the weekend.

“There are others who will also benefit from having some time on the pitch and, like every game, we will be going out there to win.

“We won’t get too far ahead of ourselves and the game with Cogenhoe is at the forefront of our minds.

“But there are four or five who need a rest before the weekend and this gives us a chance to do that.”

Wright, meanwhile, confirmed talks are ongoing about a potential new signing at Steel Park after news of a deal for the so far unnanmed player broke last week.

“We are trying to sign a contracted player so it means things are a little trickier than normal,” Wright added.

“Hopefully it is getting a bit closer but we are hoping to get it done soon and if that isn’t the case then we will have to start looking elsewhere.

“If we can get it done, we will be very happy.”