Tommy Wright is pleased Corby Town will have another chance to “put things right” when they take on Curzon Ashton at Steel Park next weekend.
The Steelmen had originally been without a game as their scheduled opponents Stalybridge Celtic are in FA Cup fourth qualifying round action.
However, Corby have brought their clash with Curzon forward from December 19.
And boss Wright is hoping his team can build on an encouraging display in Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat to new Vanarama National League North leaders AFC Fylde.
The loss means it is now 11 games without a win in all competitions for Corby, who also find themselves in the bottom three of the table.
Wright said: “I think the attendance would have suffered with that game (the original date with Curzon) being a week before Christmas and I think we have made the right call on it.
“We had two or three options and we took the one that favoured us. We have a home game and we will have a go.
“If we play like we did on Saturday then it will be a good game and we can amend what has happened over the past 11 games and go and put things right.”
Wright, meanwhile, was pleased with the way new signings Clayton McDonald and Andre Johnson performed as both made their full debuts for Corby in the defeat to Fylde.
He added: “We had two weeks to work on things and a few new faces have made the boys stand up and realise that when I say I am going to make changes, I am going to do it.
“We haven’t done it for the sake of it. We have added some quality.
“I thought AJ (Johnson) looked lively and we have been crying out for someone like Clayton McDonald.
“I worked all summer to try to bring him here and, despite him taking a knock, I thought he was a man mountain particularly in the first half.”