Wright hopes Steelmen can break from the pack

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

Tommy Wright is hoping Corby Town can be the team that “comes out of the pack” in the second half of the Calor League Premier Division season.

Despite the recent inactivity on the pitch due to the wet weather, it has been a busy week at Steel Park as permanent deals for midfield duo Aman Verma and Greg Mills were quickly followed by the arrivals of striker Courtney Herbert and defender Nathan Stanton.

With over half of their season still to be played out, the Steelmen are due to make the long trip to Weymouth tomorrow (Saturday).

And joint-manager Wright is sticking with his target of gaining a play-off place after a few days that have seen him and fellow boss Andrew Wilson stamp their mark on the squad.

Bideford are currently the side to aim at as they sit in the final play-off spot with a double-figure amount of points advantage over the Steelmen from four games more.

But Wright feels his team will be in with a shout, although he is well aware wins must start arriving quickly.

“With the transfer work we have done this week, I think our squad is now as strong as any other in the division,” the joint-boss said.

“We are happy with the group we have here and we believe in it, which is the most important thing.

“But it is one thing to say it and another thing completely to go and prove it.

“We need to start winning games and that is the challenge for us and the players now.

“We have gone up against the best sides in the league and beaten them and we thought we were unlucky against (leaders) Hemel Hempstead over the Christmas period.

“Stan (Wilson) and I have got our signings in at Corby now – this is the group we believe in.”