Wright looking upwards as league programme resumes

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

Corby Town joint-manager Tommy Wright says that he is glad to get back to the business of league football.

The Steelmen are on the road at St Neots in the Calor League Premier Division tonight (Tuesday) three days after their outstanding victory at Colwyn Bay in the FA Cup.

And while Wright is obviously delighted with his side’s progress to the first round proper of the cup, he wants the focus to return fully to the next week which sees a trio of league outings.

The opening one of those sees Wright et al at the Hunts Post Community Stadium where the visitors will seek to inflict a fifth consecutive league reverse on the hosts.

“It’s a relief to be back in the league and we’ve got to put the last couple of away performances behind us,” Wright said.

“We’re at the wrong end of the table, although that is a bit false because we’ve got games in hand.

“But you’ve got to win those games to start moving up the league and there’s no point getting such a good result as we did on Saturday if we go on to lose tonight.”

Even though the Steelmen’s league form has been underwhelming, it is still better than St Neots’ who have collected a measly six points from 12 games.

And Wright believes there are plenty of gaps that can be exploited.

He added: “I watched them last Tuesday where they lost 5-0 to Chesham and that was a very one-sided game.

“That didn’t tell me much about them apart from the fact that they’ve got weaknesees that we’ve got to make the most of.

“Some consistency is crucial for us and we’re only going to start moving up if we can string some results together.”

The Steelmen have no injuries worries for the game after coming through their trip to north Wales unscathed.