Wilson unconcerned at backlog as Corby prepare for Bedford test

Corby Town joint-boss Andrew Wilson
Corby Town joint-boss Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson is unconcerned about a potential fixture backlog for Corby Town as they get ready to kick-off the new year with a local derby at Bedford Town tomorrow (Saturday).

The Steelmen saw their New Year’s Day home clash with Cambridge City called off due to a waterlogged pitch at Steel Park after suffering a 2-0 home defeat to Calor League Premier Division leaders Hemel Hempstead Town last weekend.

It has been a stop-start period for the Steelmen with a number of postponed matches in recent weeks, meaning they are slightly behind in terms of fixtures.

But joint-boss Wilson isn’t too worried and he believes it will “get worse, before it gets better” during January.

“I am not too concerned about the fixtures piling up just yet,” he said.

“On average, I think we are only three games behind most teams so it isn’t massive difference. And I think it will probably get worse before it gets better.

“I am not sure we will play every game in January simply because the weather will be make it hard for every club. It’s also highly likely we will see some snow at some point.

“It isn’t going to bother us. We will be ready to play every game and if you put the positive spin on it, we will be playing games later on when the pitches are improving and that will suit our game better.”

Tomorrow’s clash at The Eyrie looks like being a good opportunity for the Steelmen to return to winning ways with Bedford struggling at the wrong end of the table.

It is followed by a home clash with St Albans City on Wednesday night and Wilson is keen for his team to hit back from the setback against Hemel.

“We don’t know how the recent rain has affected Bedford’s ground but we will prepare properly and professionally as always,” Wilson added.

“We have done our homework on them and we want to get back to winning ways. We felt we were hard done by in the defeat to Hemel.

“But that’s gone now and we will give Bedford the respect they deserve. We have things we have to work on and improve on and we will focus on those.”

Wilson confirmed talks have been held with midfielder Aman Verma about a potential permanent move to Steel Park after it was revealed he has now left Stockport County, having spent the last three months on loan at Corby.

And the joint-boss also revealed the club are hopeful of signing a replacement for centre-half Brad-Lee Gascoigne who has departed for Scottish Championship side Morton.