Steelmen boss Plummer warns against complacency for FA Cup replay

Chris Plummer
Chris Plummer

Chris Plummer insists there will be “no room for complacency” when Corby Town take on Histon in Wednesday night’s FA Cup third qualifying round replay.

The Blue Square Bet North rivals will play to finish for a place in the fourth qualifying round at Steel Park after honours ended even in a 1-1 draw on Saturday.

The Steelmen have won three out of three on their own ground since Plummer took over as manager and will be fancied to finish the job on Wednesday.

But the Corby boss is remaining cautious as he looks for his team to book themselves a place among the Blue Square Bet Premier clubs.

“Our form at home has been good recently,” Plummer said.

“Having said that, it counts for nothing unless you turn up and perform on the day and that’s what we will have to do if we are to win the replay.

“We have to make sure we are ready and that we are focused on the job at hand.

“There is certainly no room for complacency.”

There was good news on the injury front at the weekend as centre-half Stefan Galinski, who is on loan from Derby County, completed 90 minutes despite taking a knock in the 5-0 win over Droylsden last Wednesday.

But Plummer confirmed Alex Brown, who joined the Steelmen on loan from Gillingham along with Jack Evans last week, will be out for six to eight weeks after damaging his medial ligament against the Bloods.

“I spoke to Gillingham at the end of last week and, as we feared, it was a bad one for Alex,” Plummer added.

“He is going to be out for possibly eight weeks and that is a shame for him and also for us because he looked good.

“We wish Alex all the best in his recovery and you know what might happen. If he can get himself back fit then maybe we might be able to do another deal to bring him back.”