Steelmen must get 'back on track'

Gary Mulligan knows Corby Town must do all they can to get themselves “back on track” when they return to Steel Park this weekend.

Friday, 14th February 2020, 7:15 am
Joint-boss Gary Mulligan and his Corby Town players were on the end of a damaging 2-0 defeat at Biggleswade last weekend. Picture by David Tilley

The Steelmen’s BetVictor Southern League Division One Central title hopes appear to be hanging in the balance after they suffered a 2-0 defeat at Biggleswade last Saturday.

The loss saw Corby knocked off top spot with Berkhamsted taking over at the summit.

But Halesowen Town now look to be the heavy favourites to go on and claim the title.

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They moved to within a point of Corby and two of Berkhamsted after they won 4-0 at Daventry Town on Tuesday night and they still have the games in hand to overhaul the top two.

In the aftermath of the defeat at Biggleswade, joint-boss Ashley Robinson hinted the Steelmen may look to further strengthen their squad for the run in after signing Northampton Town youngster Caleb Chukwuemeka on loan.

And fellow joint-manager Mulligan reiterated that desire to boost the ranks ahead of tomorrow's (Saturday) home clash with mid-table North Leigh.

He said: “The last two or three weeks overall hasn’t been good enough and we are scrapping around for a win at the moment. We really need to find one to stay in contention at the top.

“In the last two or three games we have just lacked that bit of energy and spark that we have had for the majority of the season and the quality hasn’t been there.

“We will have a look at it and perhaps look at bringing in a couple more faces just to freshen it up.

“We brought Caleb in from Northampton and he is a young lad who can bring that bit of energy into it.

“But we need to get the win and hopefully that comes tomorrow.

“We haven’t helped ourselves. Halesowen have the games in hand and obviously they have to win them and if they do then they will probably go on and win the league.

“But if they don’t then it brings us and Berkhamsted back into it. We have to focus on getting back to winning ways.

“I wouldn’t say it’s a big struggle but we need to find a win to get ourselves back on track."