Wright wants Steelmen to make home advantage count

Corby Town midfielder Ben Milnes is set to come up against his former club when the Steelmen take on Boston United tonight
Corby Town midfielder Ben Milnes is set to come up against his former club when the Steelmen take on Boston United tonight

Tommy Wright has urged his Corby Town players to make home advantage count as they get ready for the first of back-to-back matches at Steel Park this evening (Wednesday).

The Steelmen find themselves in unfamiliar territory when it comes to Wright’s reign as manager as they head into their clash with Boston United tonight on the back of four games without a win.

Their latest setback came at the weekend when a late goal saw them beaten 1-0 at FC United of Manchester.

But, with another home clash with Worcester City to come on Saturday, Wright is hoping a return to Steel Park will have the desired effect on his players.

The Pilgrims have struggled in the early part of the season having made the play-offs last season.

And Wright said: “We could do with a win and that is probably a big understatement.

“It’s unfamiliar circumstances for us in a way because we have been used to winning matches on a regular basis.

“But we haven’t won in the last four and the last time we were at home we lost (3-1 to Solihull Moors) so we have to put things right tonight.

“Boston are a big club. It’s a localish game and it’s probably one the fans would have looked out for when the fixtures were released.

“I would guess they are feeling similar to us at the moment.

“They probably haven’t started as well as they would have liked to, they lost at the weekend and I am sure both sides will be looking to get the win.

“It’s still early in the season but, like I said before we went to FC United at the weekend, we want to stay in the pack and to do that, we must string a couple of wins together.

“We have two home games back-to-back and we have to make them count.

“But we have no divine right to turn up and turn teams over like we did at times last season.

“This is a big test of our character and mentality now.”

Tonight’s clash will see Corby duo Spencer Weir-Daley and Ben Milnes come up against the club they both left to join the Steelmen last year.

The Steelmen, meanwhile, now know they will play Evo-Stik Northern League Premier Division side Rushall Olympic in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup a week on Saturday.

Rushall beat Shepshed Dynamo 4-1 in their first qualifying round replay last night.

Don’t miss a full match report and reaction on this website as well as more Steelmen news in Thursday’s Corby Telegraph