Tommy Wright is taking a cautious approach for Corby Town’s clash at Hereford United tonight (Tuesday) by warning that the Bulls’ players are “fighting for their careers”.
The Steelmen head to Edgar Street looking to build on their fine 2-0 success at Chippenham Town on Saturday, which left them in seventh place in the Southern League Premier Division.
Hereford have been blighted by financial problems since suffering a double demotion after being expelled from the Conference at the end of last season.
And Wright is wary of what his team will be facing this evening.
“It is one of those situations where you can’t allow yourselves to get involved or think about what off-field issues may be affecting our opposition,” the Corby manager said.
“I have been in that situation before and it is horrible but the one thing it does do is bring the players together.
“Despite their problems, Hereford have a squad of young players and they have a lot of pace.
“They are fighting for their careers and that is something we have to be wary of.
“But we have to go there and play the game and we have our own agenda.
“It was a good response from the boys on Saturday after the defeat to Slough last week and now I am looking for that consistency.
“I don’t want us to keep taking two steps forward and one back because that is what has been happening over the past seven or eight games.
“I really want us to get on a run of four or five matches where we play to that same level.”
The Steelmen, meanwhile, will now have a game at the weekend after it was confirmed they have brought forward the home clash with Dunstable Town, which was due to be played on October 22.
Dunstable currently sit in second place with their only defeat so far being against the Steelmen in the second game of the season. Saturday’s game will be at Steel Park and will kick off at 3pm.
Ben Milnes will be available for that clash as he sits out the last of his three-match ban this evening.