Tommy Wright is set to put his faith in a youthful Corby Town line-up for tonight’s (Tuesday) Red Insure Cup clash at Royston Town.
The Steelmen return to action after having an enforced break from the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division at the weekend with their scheduled opponents Weymouth still being involved in the FA Trophy.
But Wright looks likely to resist the temptation of giving his first-team players a run-out against the Division One Central outfit tonight.
Corby, who dropped to third place in the Premier Division following Redditch United’s 3-0 win over Dorchester Town last night, take on current leaders Poole Town at Steel Park in what could be a season-defining clash on Saturday.
And Wright insists he can’t afford to take any risks ahead of such a big game.
“Our next two league games are potentially huge to our season and I want the lads to be fresh and ready for the weekend,” the Steelmen manager said.
“We will have a look at it but we have a lot of very talented young players who would have featured more heavily in this competition if the circumstances had been different in the previous rounds.
“We played Kettering and that was a game I didn’t want to lose for obvious reasons and, in the last round, we were on the back of a poor defeat and I wanted the lads to put things right against Arlesey on that occasion.
“These are decisions you have to make as a manager. But I believe we are in a good position in the league and I want everyone fit and ready for that game at the weekend.
“I have full belief in the young lads. This is their time to shine and I hope they can provide me with a few selection headaches.”
Don’t miss the full build-up to Corby’s clash with Poole in Thursday’s Northamptonshire Telegraph