Wright hopeful Steelmen can find a fixture

Corby Town boss Tommy Wright and assistant-manager Dave Clarke
Corby Town boss Tommy Wright and assistant-manager Dave Clarke

Tommy Wright is still hoping Corby Town can re-arrange an Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division game for next Saturday.

As it stands, the second-placed Steelmen are without a fixture following their exit from the FA Trophy while their scheduled opponents Banbury United remain in the competition.

Wright confirmed his team selection for Wednesday’s home NFA Hillier Senior Cup quarter-final with Desborough Town will be dependent on whether a game can be organised for the weekend.

But the Corby boss insists he is keen to see his team win the county competition as he chases his first piece of silverware since taking the hotseat at Steel Park.

“We have got to hope that (club secretary) Gerry Lucas can work his miracles and get us a fixture for next Saturday,” Wright said.

“We haven’t got many options and a couple of teams have already said no.

“It would be good to get another fixture on the board and if we can do that then we will know sooner rather than later.

“If we don’t have a game on Saturday we will definitely be training and it will also massively influence our team selection for Wednesday night.

“It is silverware and the fans here do love the cup competitions.

“We are still disappointed about what happened in the FA Cup and FA Trophy so whatever side we put out on Wednesday, we expect them to win.

“We want to go and win that cup now, it is a quarter-final and it is there for us. It would be nice for me and Dave (assistant-manager Clarke) to go and get that first piece of silverware.

“Winning games is a habit so the more we can do that is only going to bode well going forward.”