‘We deserve to be bottom’ but Steelmen boss Wright is up for the challenge

Corby Town manager Tommy Wright and his team face a crucial game against AFC Telford United this weekend
Corby Town manager Tommy Wright and his team face a crucial game against AFC Telford United this weekend

Tommy Wright believes Corby Town “deserve to be bottom” of the Vanarama National League North at the moment.

The Steelmen dropped to the foot of the table on Tuesday night after AFC Telford United claimed a 3-1 victory at FC United of Manchester.

Telford are the visitors to Steel Park tomorrow (Saturday) as Wright and his players continue their search for a much-needed win after suffering a seventh league defeat in a row when they were beaten 1-0 at Gloucester City last weekend.

They remain without a victory in the last 13 matches in all competitions having enjoyed an impressive six-game unbeaten run at the start of the season.

And the Steelmen boss believes the harsh reality of the league table could spur his players on in their bid to end the horrific run of form.

“To be honest, I am glad we are bottom of the table going into this weekend,” the Corby manager said.

“Now it is a challenge for me personally and for the players.

“We won the league last season and now we have got to find a way of getting ourselves off the bottom of the table.

“After the form we have been in, we deserve to be there, we can’t have any arguments.

“We have lost seven games in a row and we have only scored one goal in the last five league matches.

“It’s not good enough and it has to change quickly.

“Now the question is simple: Are we the worst team in this league?

“The table says we are at the moment but I don’t think it is the case overall.

“A couple of victories could take us from the bottom of the league to somewhere around 12th.

“That’s how crazy it is at the moment.

“But winning a game of football isn’t as easy as it seems.

“We have to find a way. I saw enough positive signs at Gloucester last weekend and we must take those into tomorrow and pick up a positive result.”

The Steelmen are set to be without midfielder Anton Brown (dislocated wrist) and striker Spencer Weir-Daley (hip) for this weekend’s clash.