Tommy Wright believes every match and every month will “just get bigger and bigger” for Corby Town as they target a push for promotion this season.
The Steelmen return to Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division duty when they take on Chesham United at Steel Park tomorrow (Saturday).
Corby’s seven-match unbeaten run came to an end in last weekend’s 1-0 home defeat to Redditch United in the first qualifying round of the FA Trophy.
But they haven’t been beaten in their last six league matches and, after finishing last month in second place behind leaders Poole Town, Wright is keen for his team to maintain that position over the next few weeks while trying to put more daylight between themselves and the sides chasing the play-off places.
“I said that October would be key for our season but now I am looking at November and thinking exactly the same thing,” the Corby manager said.
“This could be the month where we really pull away from the pack that are just behind the play-off places.
“But the only thing that will make that happen is victories.
“I have set the boys another target but the truth is, because of the position we have put ourselves in, each game and each month will just get bigger and bigger.”
Wright confirmed captain Paul Malone will be fit to return for this weekend following a back injury while Shane Byrne is also expected to be available.
And the Corby boss isn’t expecting any sort of hangover following their Trophy exit.
“The lads were sharp in training on Monday, there certainly seemed to be no lingering disappointment from Saturday.
“It’s very much a case of back to business for us this weekend.”