Wilson wants Corby to play with the right ‘intensity’

Corby Town joint-manager Andrew Wilson
Corby Town joint-manager Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson has urged Corby Town to play with the right “intensity” when they make the short trip to struggling Bedford Town in the Calor League Premier Division tonight (Tuesday).

The Steelmen moved into a season-high position of eighth at the weekend thanks to a 3-2 success over 10-man Truro City at the weekend.

But they made life difficult for themselves despite a numerical advantage for an hour as Truro forced their way back into the contest to ensure Corby were having to hold on by the end.

Bedford, who are currently being managed by former Steelmen assistant-boss Danny Nicholls, sit 15 points adrift of safety at the wrong end of the table and have just three wins from 31 league games to their name so far.

But joint-manager Wilson insists his team, who are now on a run of just one defeat in their last six matches, must have the right mental approach if they are to secure another success at The Eyrie this evening.

“Every game is hard work and we can’t take anyone lightly,” Wilson said.

“We have to make sure that we are strong mentally.

“We are the highest we have been (in the league) this season which is a credit to the players and everyone associated with the club.

“But being eighth is just a number and we are going to concentrate on one game at a time.

“We will go to Bedford and try to get three points. We have to make sure the right Corby Town turn up.

“We had strong words with the boys after the game, which was not nice considering we have got three points, but they have to be aware of the need to focus and concentrate and play with a high intensity all match.

“Credit to Truro, they didn’t stop trying and they could have buckled. But that should have been 3-0, 4-0 or 5-0 in my opinion.

“I don’t mean that with any disrespect to Truro at all but that’s what it could have been and should have been if we had played at the same intensity.

“We have to make sure we start right and continue for 90 minutes against Bedford, otherwise it is a banana skin.”

The Steelmen are set to name an unchanged squad for tonight’s clash after Tom McGowan came through 75 minutes at the weekend following an ankle injury while Nathan Stanton also featured in the closing stages after a spell on the sidelines.

The only doubt is youngster Harry May who has a knee problem but was still fit enough to be an unused substitute on Saturday.

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