Wright: Steelmen could be so hard to handle

Greg Mills celebrates after opening the scoring for Corby Town from the penalty spot in their 3-2 success over Truro City. Pictures by Alison Bagley
Greg Mills celebrates after opening the scoring for Corby Town from the penalty spot in their 3-2 success over Truro City. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Tommy Wright believes Corby Town would be hard for any other team in the Calor League Premier Division to handle if they continue to reproduce their first-half performance at the weekend.

The Steelmen scored two goals in two minutes after Truro City were reduced to 10 men at Steel Park but the hosts made life hard for themselves after the break as the visitors came back into it.

Football Action: Corby: Corby Town FC v Truro ''Saturday February 15th 2014

Football Action: Corby: Corby Town FC v Truro ''Saturday February 15th 2014

Nonetheless, the 3-2 victory saw Corby move up to a season-high eighth position in the league table ahead of tomorrow (Tuesday) night’s trip to struggling Bedford Town.

Joint-manager Wright insists his players will be ready for a potential “banana skin”.

And he also expressed his delight as his and fellow joint-boss Andrew Wilson’s decision to “mix it up” with the arrival of Claudiu Hoban and the departures of Nathan Rooney and Stuart Hendrie appeared to initially pay off on Saturday.

“It is pleasing for Stan and I,” he said.

Football Action: Corby: Corby Town FC v Truro ''Saturday February 15th 2014

Football Action: Corby: Corby Town FC v Truro ''Saturday February 15th 2014

“We sat down after the last game and thought we needed to mix it up a little bit.

“We have made two calls (Rooney and Hendrie) where we have put our necks on the line and we have brought someone in and we will probably bring another player in and that should be us complete for the rest of the season.

“I was delighted for Claudiu I thought he made a big difference. He was lively, energetic, he ran at people and he constantly looked a threat.

“We know what is expected of us, we have sat down and looked at the fixtures and we know what is expected of the this club.

Football Action: Corby: Corby Town FC v Truro 'Penalty scored Mills 'Saturday February 15th 2014

Football Action: Corby: Corby Town FC v Truro 'Penalty scored Mills 'Saturday February 15th 2014

“We will go there and treat Bedford with respect like we do with everyone. Ultimately, we will be expected to win.

“It will be drilled into the boys before the game that it could potentially be a banana skin and we need to turn up and play with the intensity we did in the first half on Saturday.

“If we do that, there won’t be many teams that could handle it.”

Wright, meanwhile, also paid tribute to Steel Park groundsman Gary Seymour and his band of volunteers, who did a fine job in preparing the pitch for the game at the weekend.

The surface, which has struggled with drainage all season, held up well in tough conditions.

And Wright added: “The pitch was 10 times better than it was the last Saturday we were here.

“It was a credit to the groundsman and the staff he has got that they have even got it on when you look through the amount of fixtures that were called off.

“The pitch was immaculate last Thursday night and it took the rain ahead of the game. The ground staff have done a great job.”