Wright hopes new regime will bring a promotion push

Steelmen joint-boss Tommy Wright is already eyeing up a promotion push next season
Steelmen joint-boss Tommy Wright is already eyeing up a promotion push next season

Tommy Wright is already targeting a promotion push for Corby Town next season as they prepare to bring the curtain down on a troubled campaign at Steel Park tomorrow (Saturday).

The Steelmen round off what has proved to be a tough season with a home clash against already-relegated Bedford Town, who are now managed by former Wellingborough Town boss Craig Adams.

Corby’s campaign has been petering out for a number of weeks now following the financial problems that resulted in the play-off chasing squad falling apart.

But the Steelmen appear to be heading for a new era after it was revealed last weekend that chairman Kevin Ingram has agreed a deal to sell the majority shareholding in the club to a consortium of local businessmen.

That deal is expected to be completed sooner rather than later and joint-boss Wright is keen for the makeshift Corby squad to add to the renewed hope by signing off with a victory before he and fellow manager begin the “massive rebuilding job”.

“We want to win,” Wright said.

“It will be a relief to get the season over and done with but we want to try to finish on a bit of a high.

“It has been a really tough period. But we would like to win the game and then we have the end-of-season presentations straight afterwards so hopefully we can finish things on a positive note.

“We have had the news that a consortium is coming in and that seems to have lifted a bit of weight off everyone’s shoulders.

“We know there is a massive rebuilding job ahead.

“We will have to get a new squad together that we can have a good pre-season with and our aim, even now, has to be to get promotion next season.”

The Steelmen are offering free entry for both sets of fans for the clash with donations being invited for the Fans Fighting Fund, which was set up recently.

Wright said: “I think the free entry idea is a good one and hopefully it will encourage a few more people to come down and see us.

“The fact a consortium of local people are coming in will hopefully please the fans and if they come along if we will try to produce a good performance and result.

Wright, meanwhile, will not feature on the pitch after he confirmed his calf injury is worse than was first thought.

Young full-back Connor Kennedy will also miss out due to an ankle injury but Wright expects those in the squad to seize one last opportunity to impress.

He added: “My season is done. The physio ruled me out on Monday and he thinks it is more serious than we first thought. I would love to be out there but it’s not worth the risk.

“What it does mean is that there will be more opportunities for others to impress and it’s important the young lads take one more chance to show everyone what they can do.”