Wright urges focus from Steelmen ahead of Arlesey test

Tommy Wright
Tommy Wright

Corby Town manager Tommy Wright insists his team must keep their focus ahead of their clash with Arlesey Town tonight.

With St Neots losing to Redditch United last night, there is a chance for the Steelmen to take second place with a win.

And as they go into the game unbeaten in their last six matches confidence is high at Steel Park.

But Wright is determined to ensure his men keep their concentration and do not take their opponents - who currently sit in 19th but have won three of their last four games - lightly.

“It is a tough game and they are probably hitting form at the wrong time for us,” the Steelmen boss stated.

“We only just beat them with a last-minute goal at our place back in August so they will feel they are capable of throwing a spanner into our works.

“Consistency is the key for us.

“I set the players a points target at the start of the month and if we win tonight they will have achieved that.

“I said to them we could end the month in second place and that is how it could turn out.

“But we have to keep our focus and we have to keep believing.

“Confidence is high and the boys are flying at the moment but you have to win a lot of football matches if you want to get promotion.

“You also have to take advantage when the teams above you slip up like St Neots did last night.

“We need to get a win, achieve the target we set and then move on to next month and another set of targets.”

Corby will have to make do without skipper Paul Malone for the trip to Bedfordshire - although Wright hopes it will not be for much longer.

“Paul’s not quite there but he is getting closer,” the manager said.

“He’s going to see an osteopath to help sort things out and he expects to be fit for Saturday.