Wright makes his next target for Steelmen crystal clear

Tommy Wright has made his target for Corby Town over the next four games clear
Tommy Wright has made his target for Corby Town over the next four games clear

Tommy Wright has made his intentions clear for Corby Town’s next four matches.

The Steelmen will leapfrog Weymouth into second place and move to within a point of Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division leaders Poole Town if they are successful in the first of a quick-fire double-header with Biggleswade Town at Steel Park tonight (Wednesday).

Corby are aiming to rack up a fourth home win in a row to keep their promotion bid on course.

But the manager is already looking at the bigger picture as the title race enters the final two months.

The Steelmen have a quick return fixture at lowly Biggleswade on Saturday while their next opponents after that are against the bottom two – Burnham and Banbury – at Steel Park.

And the ever-forthright Corby boss has made no secret of what he needs his team to do in the next four matches.

“I am as open as a book and I say it the way it is,” Wright said.

“If the players and all of us as a club want to win the league then it has to be 12 points from the next four games.

“That’s very much the situation. We need to get through this little period and then reassess where we are but 12 points is the target.

“We can only concentrate on the next game and, with Poole not playing in the league this midweek, it’s an opportunity to gain some ground on them. The incentives are there.

“We have two games with Biggleswade in the space of a few days and then we have Burnham and Banbury so it is an opportunity for us.

“We have to stay focused on the job and make sure we keep picking up wins.

“The boys have put themselves in a good position and now we have to make sure Poole are under pressure when they play their midweek matches and we don’t.”

Wright has no new injury concerns coming out of the weekend with the only absentee being central defender Paul Malone who left Kettering General Hospital yesterday to begin the long road back to recovery after he suffered a broken leg in two places and a dislocated ankle during the 5-1 victory over Weymouth a week ago.

The Steelmen, meanwhile, now know they will face Poole in the final of the Red Insure Cup should they win their last-four clash with North Leigh at Steel Park on March 11.

The Dolphins twice came from behind to beat Egham Town 3-2 in their semi-final last night.