Wilson wants Steelmen to continue to show ‘resilience’

Steelmen joint-boss Andrew Wilson takes his team to Hungerford Town tonight as they chase a third successive away win
Steelmen joint-boss Andrew Wilson takes his team to Hungerford Town tonight as they chase a third successive away win

Andrew Wilson is hoping Corby Town’s new-found “resilience” will be on show again when they travel to Hungerford Town in the Calor League Premier Division tonight (Tuesday).

The Steelmen are chasing a third away win in a row this evening after second-half goals from Aman Verma and Chris Carruthers sealed a battling 2-0 success at Hitchin Town on Saturday.

Corby could go above tonight’s opponents with another victory and Wilson believes his team have now developed a way of playing in the tough conditions that the recent bad weather has created.

“We are aiming to put a good run of form together to really get us moving up the table,” the Steelmen joint-boss said.

“To do that, we just have to focus on one game at a time and that is what we are doing.

“We have been complimented numerous times this season for our style of football but the lads are now showing a bit of resilience in difficult conditions.

“It’s fair to say we were not really used to playing in a way that is designed to just get results when the conditions are so tough.

“We have been very careful in trying to make sure the players we bring in are, first and foremost, good footballers because that is the style that Tommy (fellow boss Wright) and I want to see.

“We have worked hard on the training ground to get the lads playing good football and now, all of a sudden, we are asking them to change their ways.

“But they have taken the message on board. They are working hard and they dug out a result at the weekend.

“It may be the same again tonight. We can only control certain things, we can’t control the weather and the state of the pitches.

“The lads have reacted well to what we have asked of them and we are pleased with what has happened in the last two games. We just need to keep it going.”

Goalkeeper Paul Walker will be available for tonight, despite his red card for deliberate handball in Saturday’s success. He is set to serve his one-match ban a week on Saturday when the Steelmen are away at Chippenham Town.

Recent signing Nathan Stanton is likely to miss out and he is due to have an MRI scan on the knock he picked up on his debut at Weymouth.

Greg Mills is set to be fit after he pulled out during the warm-up at the weekend while Courtney Herbert is also struggling with injury.

And there is also a concern over midfielder Tom McGowan who also took a knock during the success at Hitchin.

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