Winner Wright wants more memories with Steelmen

Corby Town joint-manager Tommy Wright
Corby Town joint-manager Tommy Wright

Tommy Wright is hoping to create more FA Carlsberg Trophy memories as Corby Town prepare to get this season’s campaign under way tomorrow (Saturday).

The Steelmen face a tricky test in the first qualifying round as they make the short trip to Daventry Town, who currently sit on top of the Calor League Division One Central – one level below Corby.

Joint-manager Wright knows how it feels to win the competition having played for Darlington in their 1-0 success over Mansfield Town at Wembley in 2011.

And he would love nothing more than to lead Corby on a good run this season, although there are more pressing issues that could do with being addressed at Communications Park this weekend.

The Steelmen, having won seven games in a row at Steel Park, are still chasing their first away win of the season.

And Wright is hoping that duck can be broken this weekend to give his team some momentum ahead of next weekend’s FA Cup fourth qualifying round trip to Skrill North side Colwyn Bay.

“It is going to be a tricky test for us because Daventry have had an excellent start to the season,” Wright said.

“We have watched them a couple of times and they are absolutely flying in the league.

“It certainly won’t be an easy tie for us but we really want to break our duck on the road. It would be a good boost to our confidence with another tough away game in the FA Cup coming up.

“The Trophy is a good competition to be involved in and I have been lucky enough to win it with Darlington.

“No-one is saying we will get all the way to Wembley but we want to be winning matches in every competition and this one is no different. It would be good to have a run in it.”

The Steelmen will also be in action at Steel Park next Wednesday when they are due to play Biggleswade Town in the Calor League Premier Division, although that will be replaced by a home replay with Daventry should this weekend’s match end in a draw.