Wright’s delight as Steelmen hit their level

Tommy Wright was delighted with his Corby Town team's performance against Redditch
Tommy Wright was delighted with his Corby Town team's performance against Redditch

Tommy Wright believes Corby Town reached the level they need to be at every week during last night’s (Wednesday) 0-0 draw with fellow high-fliers Redditch United.

The Steelmen boss had no doubts that his side were the “better team” but they were unable to make a breakthrough to cap what was a much-improved display.

The result came after back-to-back defeats and Corby now sit in third place in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division with only goal difference separating them from second-placed Cirencester Town.

Wright felt the performance was the perfect reaction following Saturday’s 2-1 home loss to Bideford and he is now expecting his team to build on it when they head to Frome Town on Saturday.

“I am very pleased, I think that is the brand of football we have been screaming out for for a while,” Wright said.

“We were the better team and that’s the pleasing thing. It’s not us throwing it out there as a 50-50, we were the better team and we played the better football.

“We have only touched on it three or four times this season where we have played as well as that.

“I thought they were superb, all 11 of them. They had harsh words said to them on Saturday and Monday and we asked for a reaction. We definitely got that.

“There were some really good performances, they were all at it and they played the way me and Dave (assistant-manager Clarke) have been screaming at them for weeks.

“I don’t know why they have changed their play to accommodate other teams, I am still scratching my head about that one.

“But it’s gone now, it’s in the past and I hope this can be the catalyst for us now to kick on.

“That’s the level we have put ourselves to and we have to go and build on it on Saturday.

“But if they give us that week in, week out then we won’t be far away.”

Wright, meanwhile, admitted the Steelmen have perhaps over-achieved so far this season but he insists he has full faith in the squad to continue on an upward curve.

Asked if they have over-achieved, he added: “Given the budget, probably.

“I said at the start of the season that I did fancy us. We have built a team that we have full faith in.

“The last two Saturdays have disappointed us to say the least but we haven’t lost faith.

“We have stuck with the same 11 more or less and the boys did it against Redditch.”