Tommy Wright has conceded Corby Town may have to be more tactical in their approach following their first defeat of the Vanarama National League North season.
The Steelmen’s impressive start to life at a higher level was ended on Bank Holiday Monday when they were beaten 3-1 by early pacesetters Solihull Moors at Steel Park.
Corby were twice hit on the counter-attack during the loss and it left boss Wright with much to ponder ahead of Saturday’s trip to Gainsborough Trinity.
And while he won’t allow his team to abandon their attacking style, he believes his players will need to be more “disciplined” in the future.
“Last season we played gung ho football, we just attacked teams and it worked for us,” Wright said.
“This season, we are up against meaner defences and the counter-attacks are a lot quicker.
“In the Southern League, we perhaps rode our luck at times and got away with it but this season and particularly on Monday, we conceded two goals that came from our own set-plays in our opponent’s half.
“Teams at this level are a lot more clinical and maybe we have to be a bit more tactical in our approach.
“We will always score goals, I have no doubt about that.
“But we need to make sure the defenders defend and the midfielders have to be discipline to ensure they help out with their defensive duties as well.”