Steelmen hoping to hit back on home soil

Ashley Robinson is hoping Corby Town can head into the festive period in confident mood as they gear up for a big game at Steel Park this weekend.

Friday, 20th December 2019, 7:15 am
There was frustration for Corby Town last time they were at Steel Park as they were beaten 2-0 by Thame United. Picture by Alison Bagley

The Steelmen were left kicking their heels last Saturday as their clash at St Neots Town was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

They remain top of the BetVictor Southern League Division One Central and are guaranteed to be at the summit on Christmas Day if they can beat Welwyn Garden City at Steel Park tomorrow (Saturday).

Welwyn are currently sitting in the top five themselves and joint-boss Robinson knows Corby will need to have learned their lessons from the 2-0 defeat to Thame United in their most recent outing if they are to get back on track.

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“It was very frustrating from our point of view last week because we wanted to try to get back to winning ways and have a game as soon as possible to put things right from the week before,” Robinson said.

“But you can’t change the weather and there’s nothing you can do about that.

“At the same time it gave us achance to have another good week of training and it gave us the opportunity to really dissect the Thame game and really get stuck into what we needed to work on ahead of this game with Welwyn.

“They are a good side. We have done our homework on them and they will come to us thinking they can win the game. That’s something we will need to be prepared for.

“But we love being at Steel Park. The fans have been absolutely fantastic all season and hopefully we get a decent crowd for what is a very big game.

“And we will be looking to get back to winning ways and hopefully get us back on a good run as we go into the busy Christmas period.”

The Steelmen’s enforced break did give the likes of Stephen Diggin and Elliot Sandy extra time to recover from injuries.

Diggin has been on the sidelines for over two months with a knee problem while fellow striker Sandy has been hampered by a groin problem.

“We will be looking at Stephen this week and he could, potentially, be part of the squad for the weekend,” Robinson added.

“Elliot needed a bit of a rest so that worked out quite well for him but the only slight disappointment is for Joe Burgess because that game being off sets him back another week due to his suspension."