Wright wants full focus from Steelmen

Tommy Wright wants his Corby Town players fully focused for the long trip to Dorchester
Tommy Wright wants his Corby Town players fully focused for the long trip to Dorchester

Tommy Wright wants his players “focused on the job” as they look to maintain their lofty position in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division tomorrow (Saturday).

The second-placed Steelmen make the long trip to Dorchester Town as they aim to keep up their pursuit of leaders Poole Town, who are four points clear at the top.

Corby haven’t played a league game for two weeks with their last outing being a 1-1 draw with Chesham United at Steel Park.

They played out a friendly with a Wolverhampton Wanderers XI on Wednesday and while Wright insists he expects a positive result in the south-west this weekend, he knows his players’ attitudes must be right.

“There were a few things we worked on during the game on Wednesday and there are areas of our game that needed touching up a bit,” the Corby manager said.

“If we can eradicate some of the mistakes we are making in the league matches then we are capable of beating anyone.

“We need to be a bit more ruthless at times and make sure we kill teams off when we have the chance.

“It’s all about focus for us this weekend. We are up against a team that I and the players will expect to beat.

“But that’s not the way football works. It’s not always as easy as turning up and taking the three points.

“We have to be spot on with our attitude and make sure we focus on the job.”

Corby held on to second spot on Tuesday night after third-placed St Neots Town suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Cambridge City.

And Wright added: “I wasn’t overly surprised to see that result.

“Cambridge City are a decent side and they are one of those clubs who know that any sort of decent run will put them right in the thick of things.

“From our point of view, it was a good result because we have a couple of games in hand on St Neots and we already have a two-point gap between us.

“But, as I have said before, it’s all about us. If we perform to our best then we can get good results and we will need to do that for the next month because it is huge for us.”